Funny and cute, the great inventor and lyricist Winnie the Pooh is one of the most beloved children's characters. Not everyone knows that the cartoon we love, based on the story told by Boris Zakhoder, has English roots, because the true author of the story about the funny bear was a native of London, Alan Milne, who told the story of Vinnie and his friends back in 1882.
Over the years, various retellings, film and cartoon interpretations have become so popular that more modern cartoon characters can hardly compete with them. The idea of goodness and true friendship, which runs like a red thread through all the adventures of the forest hero, accompanies millions of people in different countries to this day.
Milne's story is far from simple, philologists say. Vinnie has archetypes, and his behavior is close to Freud's views on gender relations. Of course, we are talking about the original source, which has little to do with the cartoon.
So, there was a bear cub under the funny name Winnie the Pooh, no, you were not mistaken, it was like that: he lived in a forest house under a certain sign above the front door. Perhaps it was she who served as the basis for the bear cub to receive such an extraordinary name, however, the funny story with the bees, which caused the hero Zakhoder to fall from the height of the hive nesting at the very top of the tree with a loud cry of "fluff", could also become the reason for the appearance of a funny and unforgettable prefixes. Interestingly, in the English interpretation of the tale, the name of the hero is translated as Winnie Fu, which, you see, would sound rather ridiculous and hardly ennoble the cartoon character.
House with the letter B
In the animated film, another sign often flashes, which reads: "Outsiders B", it is this letter B that sometimes makes one believe that the house itself belongs to Winnie the Pooh, however, its true owner is his best friend, a funny pig with the nickname Piglet.
The tablet also has its own history and several versions related to its meaning. According to one of them, this is an unfinished prohibiting inscription that does not allow strangers to enter the house, and the hero simply did not have enough space to finish writing the right word.
However, according to primary sources, the tablet has a completely understandable meaning and represents a serious family value for the little character. It is believed that Piglet's grandfather was named William the Outsider, or Willy Outsider, as you like.
The grandfather had two names just in case, so as not to be left without him at all, if one of them suddenly disappears.
Grandfather wrote his intricate name on the door plate, but over time the wind frayed its edge, and only a letter remained of the full name. It was this plate with an incomplete grandfather's name that served as a reminder to the piglet about his close relative.