From sublime to ridiculousness there is only one step!
Napoleon Bonaparte (French General, Politician and Emperor)
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"Great Britain - The Glorious Past and The Challenging Present"
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The historical figure mentioned in the lullaby is Napoleon Bonaparte. The way he
deprived children of their sweets was very scary! He would
tear a baby and then eat it. The children
didn’t want to end their life in such a way so they agreed to go to bed.
This is too much even for Napoleon Bonaparte! We bet he kept to another diet!
However we can understand the horrified English kids! If we were in their place
we would stay in bed forever (for safety reasons!)
Admiral Nelson won Napoleon in the battle
Oh! What a wonderful prize! Keeping it might be a bit of a problem! They say
Napoleon was a restless creature!
…This scary giant from the lullaby is Bonaparte. He tears, beats and eats
A wonton accusation! Again! Poor Bonny! He wasn’t THAT bad!
King Charles I came to the House of Commoms with some constables in order to arrest five
Members for treasure.
If “treasure” and “treason” mean the same, then “pleasure” and “prison” are
Napoleon Bonaparte took chocolate to battles
... so there was none left for the English children!
Such a greedy guy! He must have had a sweet tooth!
The condition of Leofric was rather strange (Godiva was his wife) and sadistic!
The iron-hearted husband suppressed citizens to be out of their houses and made
them open the windows on the day of performing the condition.
Indeed by imposing such a “sadistic” condition, Leofric let all good husbands
down! It seems he was a terrible freak, an exhibitionist – MAKING people watch
his naked wife! Might also be a clear sign of masochism…? Anyway he turns out to
be a complete pervert!
….Marvellously, but Lady Godiva managed to get over it. She simply ignored
everyone around her.
Our commentary: Then she was a perfect wife for her crazy husband!
However this “devil-may-care attitude” does not seem to be her trademark
behaviour – she was said to be kind and compassionate.
Only «peeing «ïèñàþùèé!!!»
Tom” tried to look at Godiva while she was riding naked through the streets of
Coventry, but before he managed to do it he became blind.
He might have had some unpleasant feeling about his ill fate, so he must have
been peeing (wetting his pants) quivering with fear!!!
Mary the Queen of Scots was bold at the end of her life and she wore
digs. English breakfast consists of boiled
eggs. The roof of these two words is the
It looks like the author of these words was writing them in a fit of madness!
That’s how “wigs” turned into “digs” and “root” turned into “roof”. As they say
in Russia – “his roof is leaving him!” in English they would say – “he’s gone
off the hooks” or “she’s cracked her brain”.