On Meet the Ostracized, Pad-Wearing, Goat's-Blood-Collecting Reproductive Health Hero of Southern India
Great story and a great man. Just thinking about how disempowered these women are that it is absolutely impossible for them to move this forward without a very determined man. He's done something fantastic for women - let's hope one day they can do it for themselves.
Late to this but I love that Roald Dahl story and I think of it every time there is another hidden treasure uncovered story. Mildenhall Treasure is actually on show in the British Museum although it's actually more fun to imagine it as it emerged from the mud.
@OhMarie Nope, not getting it. But then I am British so am constitutionally opposed to enjoying this sort of thing. I did, however, get more than a twinge of a moment at the way she levers herself up from the chair. Brought back a muscle memory of how heavily pregnant people move.
@bureaucrab Brilliant. Note to self - start getting the collywobbles all over the place. There's a whole book of truth in this entry - British people are highly aware of the ridiculous nature of their presence. It's why we can never whoop in cinemas, among other things.
@solidgoldyacht Yes sir. What an amazing voice that seems to come from nowhere. I sound just like that in the shower.
@Plexia Yes to horse-drawn boats around these godforsaken parts.
I love the bit in Wind in the Willows where Toad pretends to be a washerwoman on a barge and the barge woman throws him off the boat so he steals her horse. Brave, magnificent Toad!
@MMTortuga and let's not even mention Miley Cyrus.
@MMTortuga I hear you. For me it's an Elkie Brooks cover since that's the version I grew up with. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0RfTsZvk4M Love her.
Usen't sounds very normal to me, if posh (Brit). Although I see from one of the comments that it's considered lower class so that's me told. Didn't use to sounds horrific.
Love this! I actually do like some poetry but mainly for the rhythm and the musicality (which is why they must rhyme or else it's cheating) and not for the pronouncements about cold plums. I recommend you never read Ted Hughes drivelling on about animals. Although Ogden Nash, yes.