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Having thinky thoughts re: the extended winter we're having. (look, ongoing snow, cold rain and temperatures hovering around 0°C counts as *winter* in England. it's colder and snowier in Scotland.)

And the fact that these days, the automatic English response to winter and snow especially is 'it's like bloody Narnia out there' and 'Jesus fuck, who called Jadis?' and 'Just seen Jadis go past in her sleigh. Ignore all offers of turkish delight' and variations on that theme.

We don't talk about Jack Frost (very much an american thing anyway), we talk about narnia and Jadis, aka the White Witch.

Which makes me wonder: How much does an imaginary figure have to be cited in popular consciousness in relation to an activity before they become the deity of said activity? (see Hogfather and the sources Terry used)

CS Lewis, did you have any idea what you created?

Date: 2013-03-22 04:04 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
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Not sure if :( or :-D

Date: 2013-03-22 04:36 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2013-03-22 06:42 pm (UTC)
rpdom: Me wearing my first pair of reading glasses (Default)
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While the missus will use the "Narnia" phrase, I'd just say that it was cold, freezing, snowy (and not make any references to Hoth).

Although I've read some of the books many moons ago, I seem to have completely forgotten that the White Witch was called Jadis.


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