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09 June 2013 @ 05:53 pm
One-day granny  
I've been trying to watch expenses lately, and cut down on all the non-necessary discretionary spending I do, and I've been really good all week. Until today, that is. I'd only gone to the shops to pick up a couple of soup containers but found myself browsing through a bookshop as well, and ultimately came home with:
1. One Woolly Wombat.
2. Possum Magic
3. The Adventures of Noddy

I was surprised to find the last one on the shelves; I thought that Noddy had been declared far too un-PC for consumption by impressionable minds these days. Whatever; I grabbed it. Now added to the shelf that already has Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wizard of Oz. No harm in stocking up early. *g*
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miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on June 9th, 2013 08:42 am (UTC)
I don't know yet if there are Golliwogs or not, having only just skimmed the book so far. Perhaps they've been left out in the interests of not causing offence?

Racism never came into the equation when I was younger, either; the kind of casual racism that Australians indulged in was acceptable back then, before we realised that these are real people that we are mocking / name-calling, and just how offensive that could be. I well remember my father telling me he didn't care if I brought home a wog or a Nip, but on no account was I to bring home an abo! Always prefaced by the statement "I'm not racist, but...." and not realising exactly how racist he really was :-( . I think we've changed for the better, on the whole.
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miwahnimiwahni on June 9th, 2013 10:20 am (UTC)
Words to live by. I'd be terribly upset if I accidentally offended someone by being thoughtless in my speech.
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on June 9th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)

So you live in hope, eh? :D

They made a new cartoon version of Noddy that was very PC so I'm assuming they cleaned up the book version to match.
miwahni: Pros Ray purgingmiwahni on June 9th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
I live in hope that he'd marry this one to start with :-)

It's funny; growing up, I was the least maternal person I knew. As a teen at church when all of my friends flocked to the new mothers, wanting to hold their babies, I'd be in the corner with my arms crossed. Not interested at ALL.

Even after having one of my own, I had no interest in anyone else's offspring, but now getting quite clucky at the thought of my child actually reproducing. It's a weird world.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on June 9th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)

I can totally understand this. I've always liked kids (peer group? *g*) but never really had the instinct to cluck over babies or have any of my own... yet I'm a totally devoted aunt and love these little (and not so little anymore) people I'm related to.