[DWJ] Monthly Read-Along - Charmed Life

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Mon Nov 5 08:19:39 EST 2012


I always assumed Janet was quoting something, maybe a movie, but I never 
found out what.

On 05/11/12 12:59, Joe wrote:
> And as featured in this Kenyan song:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK0wPpLryc4&feature=related
>
> But neither of these show the slightly unsavoury colonial relationships
> conjured up by Janet...
>
>
> Joe
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM, <estairm at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> bwana [ˈbwɑːnə]
>> n
>> (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.   :-)
>>
>>
>> Esther
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>>> ________________________________
>>> 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"?
>>>
>>> T
>>>
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