I just noticed the Annotation: Renata Flitcroft ... Miss Haversham?
Miss Flitcroft is a reference to Miss Haversham, but I guess this was saying obliquely that Miss Flitcroft is the opposite of Miss Haversham. Easily confuses a person like me.
Miss Flitcroft says: "And I thought, what life expects me to do now is moon around the place in the wedding dress for years and go completely doolally. That's what it want me to do. Hah! Oh, yes! So I put the dress in the ragbag and we still invited everyone to the wedding breakfast, because it is a crime to let good food go to waste."
That'a it! 188.8.131.52, or may i call you 86 for short, I shake your hand. You've got it in one there - there is a definite link, a definite association between the two literary characters, but this is the Discworld. Of course a thrifty farmer would put the wedding dress in the rag-bag and make sure the wedding spread is eaten to the last crumb.
Thank you! --AgProv 16:35, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
- Flitcroft? Anyway, there are also Delta Dawn and a list of others. --Old Dickens 18:17, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
- Also that seems to be "Havisham", although the misspelling is fairly popular. --Old Dickens 22:58, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Twice chastened! I trust at least the quotation from the book was accurate. "86"
It would have to be an inversion of the Addams family who came by it naturally and were a lot hipper and cooler than the Winkings ("s", no "l"). I wrote a bit about them on my own page last year:
I never paid enough attention to The Addams Family, in various incarnations since 1964. Having just seen the movie version with the late, lamented, wonderful Raul Julia, I think they inform the Discworld description of Vampires, Igors and other patrons of Biers more than any other single source. (This being 1991, one might ask how much Pterry informed the movie, of course, but Charles Addams had been developing the concept for decades.) The Mob could not hope to portray the matter-of-fact acceptance of Gothic horror with wry humor any better. (Young Pugsley was played in the original TV series by Ken Weatherwax.) --Old Dickens 00:22, 22 July 2011 (CEST)