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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