Wednesday, September 19, 2012

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

In 2009 as part of a promotional thing in The Guardian newspaper, they gave away a free copy of Tammy number 1, describing it as a "facsimile".

It looked like this:
It was 32 pages long.

The only slight problem is that the original was 36 pages long and looked like this:

I mean it's the same image, but it's missing the richness and warmth of the original.

As for the missing pages, one was the second page of the Tammy Club article, mostly taken up with a long departed competition, but the other three were the first episode of a story entitled Castaways on Voodoo Island, which at first glance appears to be a female version of Lord of the flies, but then it isn't. Which is a shame, as I think an all girl version of Lord of the Flies would be a very different story.

So not exactly the dictionary definition of a facsimile, then.

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