Minutes of the Elevenses Meeting of the Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society

In which the Secretary is asleep and a minute is stretched somewhat.

Held on Saturday the 30th of May 2009 apud Roseanna, Strachey West 23, Newnham.

Present – James, Will, Bazil, Jack, Ignatius, Roseanna, Ed, Carol.

4.10pm, meeting opened.

  1. Censure for non-Pooh-related discussion. 1-5-1-0.
  2. Technical English is better than normal English because it lets you get things right. 2-3-0-2 (it means fewer people understand you; it’s better to get it written).
  3. Commend secretary on being asleep. 5-0-1-1 (What Will said).
  4. Commendations are good. 4-1-1-0.
  5. James fails at speaking.
  6. Roseanna is taking one vital book from every library she visits. 0-4-2-0.
  7. There was plot; it turned people into monsters.
  8. That’s horrible. 5-1-0-1 (Christopher Robin chopping off Pooh’s head).
  9. Maps of Cambridge: gotta catch ‘em all.
  10. Will will call Carol and call her a “lamey lamey McLame lame”.
  11. We investigate the CUSFS boxes of books.
  12. James is very sorry, he’s really sorry.
  13. Squashing does not alter Greek plurals. 3-2-1-1 (Roseanna grass-farted).
  14. I spent ages typing “macra” in my linguistics essay and giggling. 5-1-1-0.
  15. Would Judy Dench do Christopher Robin?
  16. We read Old Testament I.
  17. We gain a Carol.
  18. Marmoset is the wrong way.
  19. “I assume Christopher Robin breathes out methane or something.”
  20. Pooh in OTI puts James in mind of a very stupid eighteenth century gentleman.
  21. “Ooh, word origins, fun!”
  22. Butterflys steal milk.
  23. Will attempts a binary solo.
  24. The axiom of choice; a good birthday present?
  25. HP Sauce in your tea. Milk curdeling is not your main problem.
  26. The voice of CGM and part of Rachel enter.
  27. Exit most people, not noticeably persued by a bear.
  28. Orange-fail.
  29. It’s all-right, I wouldn’t have been reading them anyway. 3-0-0-0.
  30. “I can a) look sweet and caring and b) get her to do it” – Will.
  31. Close the meeting. 2-1-0-0.

Minutes in italics are taken by James (and the secretary apologises, but she recorded all spellings and misconjugated Latin as written).

(Minuted elsewhere, in the Newnham Gardens).

I declare this minute of the Pembroke College Winnie the Pooh Society open.

  1. Ignatius is unconstitutional.
  2. Enter (?) Carol.
  3. Maths exams might give you credit for not answering the question.
  4. Persuade them to come down here. 5-0-0-1.
  5. There is discussion of minuting technique.
  6. Exit Carol.
  7. Coffee granules are made out of surface area and lemonade is made out of unstable bubbles. 4-0-0-2 (lemonade is made out of lemons; Science! Science! Science!)
  8. Yay! I have self-control.
  9. Will and Carol approach.
  10. So do Roseanna and James.
  11. We win! 6-0-0-0.
  12. Topology is, in fact, confusing.
  13. Flying Rachel!
  14. Close the minute. 5-1-2-0.

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