Sunday June 7th 2015
With all do
respect to the Public Broadcasting Service and their
magical world your correspondent has chosen to begin his statement with the
word So. In short, So what have we learned?
And the answer is Well! we've learned a whole bunch
of stuff! And very little of it's for these pages.
There might however be a wider issue relating to the
damage being done to the English Language by Social
Media and children's entertainments, or the feed stock
of our Corporate world where the mindless are encouraged
in exchange for their two weeks in Cancun. Orwell will
in his grave, pretty damned certain Shakespeare will be
wearing a kilt and trying to learn Welsh or Arabic and Qi
is the word which may well come
into play as your correspondent recovers his wits, his
senses, and his balance.
So! I'll never
again be able to define the words, cute, precious, adorable
without stumbling into the dark world of Bunny Bunny Foo Foo
and his unfortunate yet very understandable habit of bopping
fellow creatures on the head despite endless warnings from a
Good Fairy whose concept of shock and awe is frankly
pathetic. Safe to say your correspondent will call his new
understanding of social media progress. So! before
he does anything else, such as a list of new definitions for
cute, precious or adorable, your correspondent must enquire
after a poster of Caillou, or Pebble, so that he might be
burned in effigy while Caillou's nagging narrator is
subjected to mind altering substances before being fed to
wolves. In a Village, turn about is fair play I believe.