Overheard at Angus Vol. X: How a title can change over time.

Ok, this “overheard” entry didn’t happen at Angus.  It happened in Massachusetts about a week ago, when my Mom took one of her grandkids, a second grader, to see a show at the local theater.  The show?  Annie Get Your Gun.

Here’s what happened:

My Mom:  Did you like the show?

Grandkid:  I really did, Grammy Pammy (My mom’s name is Pam, so . . . )

My Mom:  Oh Good.  I’m glad.

Grandkid:  I didn’t think I was going to like it at all.

My Mom:  Really?  Why not?

Grandkid:  Because I didn’t think it was going to be appropriate for kids my age.

My Mom:  How come?

Grandkid:  Grammy . . . it’s called Annie, Get Your Gun.  That doesn’t sound like something a kid should see.

Amazing, right?  First, that a 2nd grader would even know what the word “appropriate” means . . . and second, that a show that you and I know definitely qualifies as a family show, could be considered something completely different because of the time we live in and because the next generation didn’t grow up on it.

I told my Mom to take her grandkid to Little Shop of Horrors next.

 

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