Monday #381


You might not have noticed (I certainly didn’t until yesterday) but I have messed up the numbering of the Monday posts. So I’ve just renumbered 75% of them. Somehow I went from Monday #279  back to #230, not once, but TWICE! Last week was Monday #280 as I somehow managed not to make the same mistake a third time, but it has been corrected to #381.

I bet absolutely nobody would notice the numbering discrepancy but I thought I’d better explain just in case someone did and thought they’d lost 100 days somewhere.

If you like Blyton: The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle by Jemma Hatt

and

Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 2

and

Locked down library displays weeks 14 and 15

AHENNY (adj.)

The way people stand when examining other people’s bookshelves.

– Douglas Adam and John Lloyd, The Meaning of Liff.

I think we all recognise that awkward head-tilted-to-one-side posture people use when they’re nosying at books on someone’s shelves (or indeed in a bookshop).

Photo by Ving N on Unsplash

Not a very Blyton-related quote this week, but maybe there are Blytons on the shelves when people go ahenny to look at them! Ahenny is actually a place in the Republic of Ireland but The Meaning of Liff has taken lots of place names and used them to define common feelings or objects for which no English word exists. Many of them are used by my family regularly much to the confusion of anyone who hasn’t read the book. Some extracts can be found here (some might be mildly rude, though).

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