I’VE JUST BEEN SERVED…TUPPENCE…
My aunt just schooled me regarding my last post on TOPPINS….(see very bottom-geesh) – I open my email this morning to a notification that my Aunt Carrie (now living in Brussels) left me a very matter of fact “facebook” comment with a mini tyrade on Tuppence…Love it…I’m that much smarter – but yet my Mary Poppins Bubble has burst just a tad. Thanks Carrie 😉 – alright, I get it…
All I can say – damn the accents because I still hear lyrics of TOOOOOPPINS flying through my head, and really…I bet this is a common misunderstanding b/c I don’t know anyone that thinks it’s called “Tuppence” – we are giving our generation too much brain cred.
It’s kind of like me growing up always thinking he was called “Weenie the Pooh” not “Winnie” – what? Like you didn’t too? C’mon…totally innocent. Oh like Sponge Bob Square pants is the most pure thought out cartoon…
Ignorance is bliss…And at that age (our much younger years)…we just wanted to sing…SUPERCALIFRAGALISTIC-EXPIALADOCIOUS…bounce with Tigger and wish we could hang out with Uncle Albert floating in the ceiling drinking tea.
I feel like I’ve been suck in Nostalgia land the last few days. Oh GEEZ.
By the by, I didn’t even connect the dots…it’s been awhile since I’ve watched it through – but doesn’t the MARY POPPINS movie resemble what’s going on with our economy now?? The depression – everyone swarms the banks to get their money out – banks hide and shut down…Jane and Michael don’t want to give their money to the bank…I’m just sayin!
Aunt Carrie’s Facebook comment:
FYI – the lyrics to Feed the birds are “Feed the birds, Tuppence a bag”. Tuppence is really two-pence, which is two cents to you and me. Get it, she’s saying you can feed the birds for 2 cents a bag. She was selling bread or birdseed to anyone that would buy it. Remember, Michael and Jane Banks didn’t want to put their tuppence in the bank. They wanted to feed the birds.
They still make two-pence pieces in England, although I don’t know anyone that refers to them as tuppence. Now they just say 2 P.