But tweenies are hugely, vitally important. Who is to relay messages between the cook and the butler when they are not on speaking terms, if not the tweeny?
Who is to serve meals in the servants' hall?
And, most importantly of all, who is to read the most magnificent children's books in the world?
Are people ever more interesting than when they're aged eight to twelve?
Not as far as I've noticed. What about you?
Word Not To Use Today: tweeny. This word is now mostly used by people trying to sell things to young people, but it was first made up by JRR Tolkien in the late 1930s to describe irresponsible hobbits between the ages of twenty and thirty three.