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« on: August 25, 2009, 04:28:51 PM »

'Cottleston Pie' by Winnie the Pooh.

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Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
A fly can’t bird, a bird can fly.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
A fish can’t whistle and neither can I.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie,
Why does a chicken, I don’t know why.
Ask me a riddle and I reply:
“Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.”

Discuss!
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 09:08:52 PM »

"A fly can’t bird, a bird can fly."

brilliant!
typical example of how  "mere"  wordplay can turn into a self-sustainingly profound idea...in this case on the unobtainable majesty of the bird in comparison to other members of the animal kingdom.  when used right, a pun can allow great meaning within a very simple casing...it saddens me that i often see people being putting others down for dabbling in wordplay without realizing the potential when used precisely.

thank you, winnie the pooh
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 09:19:35 PM »

i see something sinister in winnie the pooh through this poem though, a sinisterness i like. he seems to be saying  "go ahead...say something witty...i will shut you down "
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2009, 03:55:53 PM »

Fish can't whistle? 
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2009, 08:48:58 PM »

Neither can I!

Excellent, isn't it? This appears to be just a piece of doggerel, but there's so much in it about language, the nature of reality, identity, the self and illusion. Also that arrogance and sinister side that you point out. And people say Winnie the Pooh's a children's character...

But I don't want to say too much as I'll be hitting my students over the head with this pretty soon...  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009, 12:45:54 PM »

Joy.

Since when did Disney ever come out with anything truly meaningful? And... don't you think whoever wrote it should be recognized or something. It seems like its being wasted on mere ignorant snot-nosed children.

I think I have heard it before though.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2009, 11:48:37 PM »

Joy.

Since when did Disney ever come out with anything truly meaningful? And... don't you think whoever wrote it should be recognized or something. It seems like its being wasted on mere ignorant snot-nosed children.

I think I have heard it before though.



If you're being ascerbic, at least do your research first. You think Winnie the Pooh was invented by Disney?

Pffft...
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 12:18:21 PM »

Lmfao.

Oh well point taken. I can't claim that I've never really heard about A.A. Milne, because I barely know famous writers and such. I looked him up on Cackypedia.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2009, 05:44:11 PM »

Fish can't whistle?

Neither can I!

Excellent, isn't it? This appears to be ...

That enthusiasm tickled me.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010, 03:11:12 AM »

what do you think about the original winnie dolls being held in the ny public library?
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