Thursday, 16 October 2014

Narrative images: Stop skinheading

This image was documented as the Swedish writer Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (1907-2002), author of e.g. "Pippi Longstocking", "Karlsson-on-the-Roof", "Six Bullerby Children", "Ronia the Robber's Daughter", walked through Stockholm and a young man approached her and said:
"Please allow me to greet you and shake your hand. I've read all of your books, and I really like them."
"Are you one of those skinheads?"
"Yes."
"Then I think you should stop skinheading."
The boy was abashed. Astrid patted his cheek gently.
"I like you, laddie, but I really think you should stop skinheading." (via)



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8 comments:

  1. Hilarious! "Stop skinheading"

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    1. Language certainly was her tool. Her spontaneous creation of a new verb is really hilarious. Thanks, Derek!

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  2. Great lady she was. Reminds me of something Billy Willder once said.

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    1. And what did he say?

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    2. Something like she said :-)

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    3. Can't remember exactly what it was...

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    4. Thanks anyway... :-)

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    5. Thanks, Kenneth & thanks, Karen ;-)

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