My Bucks accent was in great contrast to Uncle Peter s dulcet boarding school tones so Grandpa and Grandma decided I should go to Elocution lessons. Auntie Olive thought it was such a good idea that Johnny came with me. I don't know how much it must have cost but I have still got a Bucks accent and all I can remember is the following rhyme:
Bend a little
If you please
Whether knees are thin or fat
they should bend as much as that
So knobbly knees
bend a little if you please.
Johnny and I had a lot of fun and Grandpa and Grandma loved listening to me recite that so it was probable worth me going there for entertainment value.