With Friends Like These




Greeting card, "Angela" written on front, inside is this terrific note:

Aside from the fact you are fantastically illiterate - and sinisterly uneducated, I got this to keep you off the streets while my back is turned.

Fabulously (?)
???


Found in "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens. Published by The Heritage Press, 1939.

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7 comments:

  1. Fabulously Yours?

    Thanks for sharing this - I love it!

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  2. Perhaps Frabjously Yours, in reference to Jabberwocky?

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  3. I think the writer actually was saying "frabjously yours" referring to a line from Lewis Carroll's Jaberwocky :
    " O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay". A quirky reference in a wonderfully intimate and quirky note. Thanks for posting it.

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  4. Frabjously yours, as in "O frabjous day, callooh, callay", from "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll

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  5. Too funny! I agree-- "yours."

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  6. Frabjously yours no question! And I'm going to be laughing about this one all day! Thank you!

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  7. "fantastically illiterate - and sinisterly uneducated" I LOVE it!! I hope some author puts it into a book! Thank so much for sharing.

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