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...to be sniggering inside as DD reads to me?

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Galena Sat 27-Feb-16 19:13:57

DD is reading me Swallows and Amazons.

Every time she reads the name 'Titty' I want to snigger.

IA so NBU!

Dontcha agree?

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Sat 27-Feb-16 19:17:31

My 3.5yo loves famous five. I love when she's handing out characters for us to pretend a story and she says to me 'you're Anne, dbro is Julian and I'm George... Daddy is Dick'. Makes me snigger every time grin

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Sat 27-Feb-16 19:18:01

So YANBU!

Galena Sat 27-Feb-16 19:21:09

Oh yes, Famous Five is another favourite. They should make a partnership - Dick and Titty. Who else could be in their gang?

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Sat 27-Feb-16 19:24:29

Aunt Fanny?

appleoftheluck Sat 27-Feb-16 19:24:33

Fanny from The Magic Faraway Tree

Reluctant2ndtimer Sat 27-Feb-16 19:26:05

Fannie is in their gang isn't she?
Ds and I are reading the faraway tree at the mo, last night cousin Rick got into big trouble for eating someone's knocker. It was a beautiful knocker and he's a bad boy! grin

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sat 27-Feb-16 19:26:36

sniggers

Good choice though.

Galena Sat 27-Feb-16 19:26:42

grin

LittleFishBigOcean Sat 27-Feb-16 19:28:19

I'd love to read Seallows and Amazons to my class. They'd love it. But one or the other of us (I include myself in that) would giggle every time.

Galena Sat 27-Feb-16 19:28:20

DH suggests Bottom from Midsummer night's dream...

Galena Sat 27-Feb-16 19:29:11

LittleFish you could read it but substitute in 'Kitty' for 'Titty'

Wardrobespierre Sat 27-Feb-16 19:35:38

I took dd glass blowing for her 8th birthday. Every time that chap explained the need to stick his poker into his red hot glory hole, I kept a straight face. I deserve a fricking medal.

VioletVaccine Sat 27-Feb-16 19:36:16

My DS first learned to read with Thomas the Tank Engine books. He always called the portly gentleman in charge of all the engines, "The Fat Cunt Roller" blush grin

Charley50 Sat 27-Feb-16 19:38:31

grin violet!
I read Swallows and Amazons to my DS and I had to change Titty to something else.

Talisin Sat 27-Feb-16 19:49:33

I remember reading Swallows and Amazons as a child (a very, very long time ago) and sniggering at Titty so it is by no means a new problem.

Momamum Sat 27-Feb-16 19:53:10

wardrobespierre, haven't got a medal, so here's a star grin

Lovely birthday present, btw.

novemberchild Sat 27-Feb-16 19:53:49

Is it Cousin Rick now? It was Cousin Dick when I read it in the 80's!

Galena Sat 27-Feb-16 19:55:10

DD's teacher was singing a song as they lined up at the end of the day... 'Willaby, wallaby <child's name with first sound changed to a W>, Into the line comes <child's name>', so for example...
'Willaby, wallaby Worence, into the line comes Florence...'

It was all going so well until she got to Frank.

Galena Sat 27-Feb-16 19:56:11

novemberchild Rick in Faraway Tree... Dick in famous 5

MrsNutella Sat 27-Feb-16 20:01:03

Reading this thread, it was amusing, of course titty, funny and dick are funny. I chuckled. I would struggle to read that to my kids without smirking at least a little bit.

But when I got to "Willaby wallaby...." And had to think it through with Frank. That killed me. Thanks op, that will have me chuckling for ages grin

And YANBU

SweetpeaToadfoot Sat 27-Feb-16 20:01:26

We've just been listening to an audiobook of Oliver Twist. Every time 'Master Bates' was mentioned I was confused

SoupDragon Sat 27-Feb-16 20:01:28

No, it was Dick in the Faraway Tree too. and Fanny.

Galena Sat 27-Feb-16 20:06:16

Obviously the Faraway Tree has been 'updated' then.

As for Willaby Wallaby, it wouldn't have been so bad except that it was Open day and there about 6 parents in the classroom behind the teacher, desperately trying not to explode...

Curioushorse Sat 27-Feb-16 20:07:21

The Owl and the pussycat poem.

(The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!)

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