Names Matter…

Stuart takes us deeply into spiritual riddles . . .

Stuart France

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“What’s your name? Why, it’s pudding and tame.
And if you ask me again I’ll tell you the same.”
Children’s Rhyme.

Once there were a woman and she baked five pies…

“Are we confusing were and was perhaps?”
“Its dialect and it gives the story character, and history, and… Oh, I don’t know… a certain resonance with time and place!”
…“Which dialect is it?”
“East Anglian…”
“Norfolk and Suffolk!”

…When they came out of the oven they was that over baked, the crust were too hard to eat…

“They appear to be transposing tenses.”…

…So she says to her darter.
‘Maw’r,’ says she, ‘put you them there pies on the shelf an’ leave ‘em there a little, an they’ll come agin’…

…“Whoa… Whoa… Whoa… ‘Maw’r’?”
“It’s short for ‘mawther’ which is a term of endearment for the daughter.”
“A ‘term of endearment’ might be stretching it a bit.”
“Stretching the…

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