[DWJ] Monthly Read-Along - Charmed Life

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Mon Nov 5 07:29:45 EST 2012

bwana [ˈbwɑːnə]
(in E Africa) a master, often used as a respectful form of address corresponding to sir
[Swahili, from Arabic abūna our father]

I didn't know either.   :-)


> From: Thomas Thurman <thomas at thurman.org.uk>
>To: dwj at suberic.net 
>Sent: Monday, November 5, 2012 5:26 AM
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] Monthly Read-Along - Charmed Life
>On Sun, 2012-11-04 at 22:16 -0500, deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
>> On Sat, 3 Nov 2012, Kyla Mackay-Smith wrote:
>> > And then I think this time was the first time I actually read the UK 
>> > HarperCollins version rather than the US Greenwillow version I grew up 
>> > reading. And in the bit when Cat goes up to his room to find things they can 
>> > sell (p. 154 in this version, chapter 11), Janet says, "Sho' ting. I daren't 
>> > move widdout you, bwana. But hurry up." And I don't remember what she says in 
>> > the version I'm used to, but I'm pretty sure it was probably just something 
>> > like "Sure thing. I daren't move without you."
>> Huh. So I don't remember this from the Greenwillow either
>I know this is probably terribly ignorant of me, but I've been wondering
>since I first read CL as a child: what is "bwana"?
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