dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #114

Irina Rempt ira at rempt.xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 9 10:53:35 EST 2000


On Sun, 9 Jan 2000, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:

> (for instance, I stuck in a line about not having three corners 
> but being special anyway, because of the children's song that's very popular 
> here, I think its' originally German, that goes "My hat it has three 
> corners, three corners has my hat...")

In Dutch the hat has four corners, or rather four dents:

"Mijn hoed die heeft vier deuken, vier deuken heeft mijn hoed,
En had hij niet vier deuken, dan was het niet mijn hoed."

(My hat has four dents, four dents has my hat
And if it didn't have four dents it wouldn't be my hat.)

The hat in question is the one scout leaders wear; it's a boy scout
song.

> PAH, PAH, PAH! I AM SURROUNDED BY NINCOMPOOPS!

*hug* Not here. But you know that :-)

   Irina

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