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Chris -- 2011-03-08
And why would our four bears have done that, since other Euro languages* did not?
Whether Macauley said it, or whether anybody said it, or not, my four bears certainly raped India
I can’t see any possible explanation for this.
Last edited by JuanTwoThree (2012-01-11 08:33:34)
“Four bears” could refer to the Goldilocks myth. Modern readers mistakenly think that the fairy tale was about three bears and one human child, but a closer reading of the old tale suggests an alternate interpretation. The bears of the story were not like modern bears – they sat on chairs, ate porridge, and slept in beds. When Goldilocks entered their cottage, she tried to make herself a bear by taking on traits of the story-defined urnsinity. As professor I. H. Kopfvogel points out in his article “Die postmoderne Rezeptionsästhetik und Kinder Mythos” The story title, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” was a later gloss. The original title was “Goldilocks, the Unsuccessful Fourth Bear.”
Last edited by kem (2012-01-14 19:44:17)