A poem by Angela Readman

Elmer Fudd was a comic character in Mad Magazine when I first encountered him when it was still, sadly “acceptable” to mock those with physical or speech impediments. Our Deputy Head, Mr. Scupholme pronounced “r” as double-u ‘w’.
I can still her the half-back line for the First 11 for the following Saturday – B-woun; G-ween; and G-wegowy with a real effort when he knew that that the ‘w’ would out, no matter what effort he put into getting it right.
Thank you, Angela.

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