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Posted By: TheBigPinkLad
02-Aug-04 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: Winnie the Pooh
Subject: RE: BS: Winnie the Pooh
Pooh Bear was named after the mascot of the Canadian regiment from Winnipeg, a black bear called, well, Winnie. So many of the lads in that regiment got blown away in the Great War (wow, that was a great war!) there was no one left to look after the poor bloody bear and it was given to London Zoo. AA Milne used to take Christopher Robin to the zoo and thence came the stories about the bear they'd seen. I can only imagine it was called pooh beause it naffed a bit. Kids can be crue, hey? ;o)