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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Saturday Rave: Baa by Roger Hargreaves.

Baa is a sort of sheep. A Timbuctoo sheep. And a very old sheep indeed.

She's a little hard of hearing, which I suppose shouldn't be the sort of thing we should laugh at, except that Baa's deafness doesn't bother her in the slightest. It's everyone else who gets bothered.

'Hello,' said Baa, peering over her glasses. 'Who are you?'
'I'm a cat,' said Meow.
'Yes you are getting fat,' said Baa.
And went on her way,

And mostly in words of one syllable, too.

Simply brilliant.

Word To Use Today: fat. This word is from the Old English fǣtan, meaning to cram, from the Old High German feizen, meaning to fatten.

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