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Unread Children’s Classics

For reasons that escape me, I’ve at least 3 editions of Gulliver’s Travels. I haven’t read it, have no plans to read it. Just like I have no plans to read Treasure Island, Little Women, or Men, Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan, Kidnapped, anything by Kipling, or Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Is the last even a […]Read More

A Rose By Any Other Name?

My mother was confused when I referred to the bathroom as the loo. When I explained it was the British equivalent  of toilet, or bathroom, she  mused with puzzlement, “But the House Hunters show when in England calls it a water closet.” I then had to explain that there is a difference between the loo, […]Read More