[DWJ] On a completely different topic, Winnie the Pooh in Lima Peru
jstallcup at juno.com
Thu Oct 14 18:01:09 EDT 2010
I wonder if that is the source for the early web source that we found?
And here's something funny--looking through googlebooks, it also pops up
in the weekly world news! now i really believe it must be true!
(now, more than ever, is the need for a sarcasm/irony font felt!)
Thanks for all your help, everyone!
On Thu, 14 Oct 2010 08:51:56 -0700 "Helen Schinske" <hschinske at aol.com>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jstallcup" <jstallcup at juno.com>
> To: <dwj at suberic.net>
> > Is there, or is there not, a statue of Winnie the Pooh in Lima
> > Mention of such a status is all over the internet, but I can't
> find a
> > single image of it or any reference to it that suggests someone
> > actually seen it.
> Google Books has a trivia book from 1979 that mentions this "fact"
> (which I
> too am inclined to doubt). David Louis (pseudonym for David
> Carroll), _More
> Fascinating Facts_, Ridge Press/Random House, 1979, p. 108.
> I'm told [note: this thing I was told could itself be in error!!!]
> that lots
> of reference books have at least one deliberate error in order to
> plagiarism ("interesting fact" books are frequently plagiarized to
> extent -- people almost never go to the trouble of finding out large
> quantities of interesting facts for themselves, but copy other
> lists). Or maybe the author thought what the hell, I'll just make
> up and see if people believe it. I can see it would be a great
> Mrs. Gaskell's elephant, and all that (there was a foofaraw some
> years back
> on the Victoria listserv when some lighthearted people, beginning
> with the
> author Michel Faber, started kidding each other about Mrs. Gaskell
> had a pet elephant -- which, let me be completely clear, was an
> invention of that moment -- and others took them literally and were
> annoyed to find they had inadvertantly been gulled).
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