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Subject: This is a pun, chadi. There is a movie called "Mary Poppins", which as a song in it...


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Date Posted: 17:30:14 12/04/02 Wed
In reply to: chadi 's message, "You forgot to say ..." on 15:11:54 12/04/02 Wed

...that Mary Poppins sings to the children. It's made of nonsense words and goes "Super cali fragilistic expiadidocious." This seemingly innocent Disney film was purposely intended to make fun of adults, their large words and their obsession with work and making money. Poppins stressed the value of childhood and of the imagination. She was the Harry Potter of her day.

You might not get this pun if English isn't your first language. Somehow also mentioning that Gandhi had liberated India from British imperialism wouldn't quite fit into the verse.

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corrections: "...which HAS a song in it," and "...expiALidocious." (NT)English Teacher18:33:22 12/04/02 Wed


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