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Gotta love the internet sometimes.

I liked my find of two days ago so much that I also twitted about the Flitwick town with the Bumble Bee* pub in it, and a guy from Bedforshire (the county it is in, I think) confirmed that not only the town and pub exist, but that the pub was there long before there was Harry Potter.

And this really made my day. *giggle*

*It is about Harry Potter fanfiction, mostly, featuring manipulative Dumbledores and the derogatory names they are given.


Иногда я обожаю интернет.

Упомянула в твиттере город Флитвик и паб Bumble Bee, и ко мне на огонёк заглянул дядя из Бедфордшира (графства, в котором находится этот город, если не ошибаюсь) и подтвердил, что не только город такой действительно есть, но и паб там был за долго до появления книг о Гарри Поттере*.

Ути лапочка моя. *лопается от смеха*

*Намёк на фики по ГП, с Дамблодором-манипулятором, и выдуманные фанатами его прозвища в этой ипостаси.


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Jul. 8th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
What fun! I knew of the town Flitwick, but not about the pub there. As you know, I myself have visited the town of Snape. :-)

By the way, although I don't use Twitter myself, I do know that the messages are called 'tweets' and the verb for the action of messaging is 'to tweet'. So you tweeted, not twitted in this instance. Another example of the illogical English language. :-))

Twittering and tweeting are both words describing noises made by small birds, so are related by meaning. The more logical word for using Twitter really would be 'twittering', but for some reason it is not the expression that has been adopted for the process. I don't know why!

'Twit' as a noun means 'idiot'. As a verb, 'twitting' means teasing or taunting.

Jul. 8th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
You should go there with the sole purpose of visiting the pub ;).

I read in one of the online dictionaries that the correct way of speaking about whatever we do on Twitter is still debated, so I chose this one. Unfortunately, it is not often that the action is mentioned yet, so the matter hangs in the air.
Jul. 8th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
I've never heard anyone refer to the process of using Twitter as twitting. Everyone talks about tweets and tweeting. As a joke sometimes people say twittering. But never twitting, because that means teasing or taunting. The official word is tweet for sure. :-)
Jul. 8th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
Okaay then. Tweeting it is.

But I like 'twitting' better. For the very reason that it usual meaning is what you say. *pouts*

Jul. 9th, 2012 08:59 am (UTC)
Off the treacherous topic of tweets... You might be interested to grab a cheap preview ticket for this play whilst you are in London http://www.ourboystheplay.com/ with cast including Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom). Unfortunately I can't make it, although my daughter and a friend are going to see it. You and I will be seeing one of the cast's cousins in the Oscar Wild play. The Fox family are an acting dynasty. :-)
Jul. 18th, 2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the heads up but (as you have probably already guessed) I am not going to see this play. Of all the young HP actors I would likely only want to see live Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (whom we will see in CBGB, yay!).

There was not much of Matthew Lewis in the movies, and I was not at all impressed with him in the last film, so I will pass. :)
Jul. 18th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
The young HP actor that I keep seeing – by accident not design – is Alfred Enoch who played Dean Thomas. He seems to be attached to the National Theatre, and has already had small speaking parts in two of their productions. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if he popped up in the Fiona Shaw play. :-))
Jul. 18th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
It would be interesting, but after the disappointment that is Dan Radcliff (specifically when and watched him in... How to Succeed...) I do not hold my breath for any of them.
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