[DWJ] Wilkins' Tooth

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sat Dec 31 07:27:58 EST 2011

On Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:14:57 +1100
"Sally Odgers" <sally at sallyodgers.com> wrote:

> Someone said... 
> > >   (and if so, what happens to that remark of Jess's?)  Second,
> > > where else have people encountered this convention of
> > > representing swear words with colours?  I'm sure I've met it
> > > elsewhere, but I can't think of an
> > instance. 
> In Ruth Park's Playing Beatie Bow, Beatie threatens to "pinch you
> yella and blue" or something similar. 

Ruth Park's "Playing Beatie Bow" says it was published 1980; what are
the chances she had read "Wilkins Tooth", published seven years
earlier?  That's a difficult one to call, short of asking her (which
can't easily be done now).


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