hallieod at indigo.ie
Sun Sep 2 16:52:43 EDT 2001
>> >I suspect Howl isn't quite as posh as my friend but iirc he
>> >did go to university.
>> Well, I'm glad you put this in, because otherwise I'd have had to
>> disagree with you. :) Howl does not strike me as posh at all.
>not at all, although I doubt he came from a rough or deprived
>background either. I suspect he would have been in the first
>generation of his family to go to university.
Yeah, I didn't mean downright deprived, just not upper enough that
someone might conceivably try to appear posher than he or she
actually was. I was thinking about one of my father's memories. He
had a pretty deprived background - didn't finish school, as was true
of most of the kids from his neighbourhood. Anyway, for some reason
I always remembered the woman on his road who'd call her kids in from
playing with: "Come in for your tea, toast and two eggs". (The two
eggs really set them off from the other families, you see.)
> This is all more than a little OTT, but it's fun
> > to think of Howl's childhood. :) Can't you imagine what a handful he
>Someone has already wondered when he learned to slither out. I
>suspect it was innate, starting with getting out of eating anything
>he didn't like and not putting his toys away. And I bet it was Megan
>who got lumbered while he got away with things.
Oh yes! Ven, you've got this spot on, IMO! No wonder Megan's so
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