Saturday, 3 January 2015

Entering the controversy

Actually, there should be no debate about this. Bertie Wooster went to Magdalen. He says so quite clearly in the Code of the Woosters. 

Yes, I know what Chuffy said (that once after a bump supper, Bertie 'insisted that he was a mermaid and wanted to dive into the college fountain and play the harp.')  And I know, of course, that there is no fountain in Magdalen.

But if you are going to take the word of Chuffy, who was undoubtedly pie-eyed on the occasion and has almost certainly got confused in the detail of the affair - well, you might as well doubt that Peter Wimsey was a Balliol man.

The case is closed and I will tolerate no further discussion.

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