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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Soenke Rahn » 02 Aug 2016, 00:12

Thanks, Funny! :-)
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Courtenay » 02 Aug 2016, 00:27

The scary thing is, as we've just confirmed, there really IS an Enid Blyton short story called The Undressed Golliwog. :shock: :P
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Soenke Rahn » 02 Aug 2016, 00:35

Ohhhh, that's strange! :shock:
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Courtenay » 02 Aug 2016, 07:34

Well, Noddy was undressed when we first met him in Noddy Goes to Toyland, and again in Here Comes Noddy Again (when his clothes were stolen by golliwogs!), so it's not an unprecedented idea in an Enid Blyton book — and I'm sure she didn't mean anything harmful by it. :wink:
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 Aug 2016, 09:18

Not to mention a few rumours about tennis parties... ;-)
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Katharine » 02 Aug 2016, 09:22

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I wonder if we could persuade Enid's publishers to take this idea and make it a reality? :wink:
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 Aug 2016, 09:34

It would be a lovely idea...until the golliwogs were all whitened and became goblins! :-(
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Courtenay » 02 Aug 2016, 10:20

The Undressed Goblin might be even scarier. :shock:
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Soenke Rahn » 02 Aug 2016, 10:41

Rob Houghton wrote:It would be a lovely idea...until the golliwogs were all whitened and became goblins! :-(
And maybe they will be neigbours of him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumuckl or something like this.

Not to forget what should happen with Noddy? ;-)
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Soenke Rahn » 02 Aug 2016, 10:43

Courtenay wrote:The Undressed Goblin might be even scarier. :shock:

Yes could be a Peter Jackson film. :shock:
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby pete9012S » 24 Oct 2016, 15:32

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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby pete9012S » 27 Dec 2016, 15:34

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Not forgetting some exciting new titles coming soon:


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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby sixret » 27 Dec 2016, 15:40

We have been discussing this series for so long that I automatically know that Five Do Dry January does not exist!
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Courtenay » 27 Dec 2016, 18:13

sixret wrote:We have been discussing this series for so long that I automatically know that Five Do Dry January does not exist!


It does — they've just renamed it Five Give Up the Booze. :roll:

Excellent mash-up, Pete. I'm sure if Enid were around today, she would be delighted with these worthy sequels to her legendary works, specially aimed at her mature fans... :P :twisted: :mrgreen:
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Re: Lines you would never hear in Enid Blyton!

Postby Rob Houghton » 27 Dec 2016, 18:21

Interesting that they changed the title to something a little more obvious. I guess the type of adult who might pick these up might not know what 'dry January' was... ;-)

I look forward to more titles, like 'Five Shut Up and Lock themselves Away', "Five all get exterminated", "Five don't have anything else worth writing about" and "Five Murder Bruno Vincent Together' :twisted:
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