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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#69 … Bah Humbug

December 19, 2012

A christmas carol by Charles Dickens illustrated by Arthur Rackman

Bah humbug is a phrase coined famously by Ebenezer Scrooge in the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  He declares to the Ghosts of Christmas, that the coming festival is a mere sweetie, a waste of time and fraudulent.  Of course time has told us that he is correct.  But it is also an occasion of good cheer, a pleasant well deserved holiday at the end of a busy time; an ironic bitter sweet twist to the tale. For me it is time that the emperor from another fairy story put on his cloths and allowed me to have a sherbet dab.

Charles Dickens



2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2012 8:08 pm

    Of course time has told us that he is correct.
    I need to find out more about Rackham
    That pic is compelling.


  2. December 19, 2012 9:09 pm

    Yes, I enjoyed it too …

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