History Literature / AmeliaBedelia

30th Jun '17 12:16:30 PM JMQwilleran
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* BlackComedy: In the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', Amelia Bedelia meets a woman who attended summer camp with her mother named Mrs. Evans, who is a widow. Unfortunately, she and the other characters make the mistake of referring to her husband being dead using [[NeverSayDie only euphemisms]]. Amelia Bedelia variously hears "I wish my husband, Harold, was here," "my late husband... really ''late''," "her husband expired," "is no longer with us. He has departed" and "I lost him more than twenty years ago." Finally, Mrs. Evans asks her "Do you understand my husband died?" and a rather embarrassed Amelia Bedelia says that she's sorry and has to leave the room for a moment.

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* BlackComedy: In the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', Amelia Bedelia meets a woman who attended summer camp with her mother named Mrs. Evans, who is a widow. Unfortunately, she and the other characters make the mistake of referring to her husband being dead using [[NeverSayDie only euphemisms]]. Amelia Bedelia variously hears "I wish my husband, Harold, was here," "my late husband... really ''late''," "her husband expired," "is no longer with us. He has departed" and "I lost him more than twenty years ago." Amelia Bedelia, not properly following any of this, at one point tries to order a spaghetti dinner for her husband, who she thinks is literally just "late." Finally, Mrs. Evans asks her "Do you understand my husband died?" and a rather embarrassed Amelia Bedelia says that she's sorry and has to leave the room for a moment.moment, and also cancel the spaghetti dinner.
30th Jun '17 12:12:58 PM JMQwilleran
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* BlackComedy: In the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', Amelia Bedelia meets a woman who attended summer camp with her mother named Mrs. Evans, who is a widow. Unfortunately, she and the other characters make the mistake of referring to her husband being dead using [[NeverSayDie only euphemisms]]. Amelia Bedelia variously hears "I wish my husband, Harold, was here," "my late husband... really ''late''," "her husband expired," "is no longer with us. He has departed" and "I lost him more than twenty years ago." Finally, Mrs. Evans asks her "Do you understand my husband died?" and a rather embarrassed Amelia Bedelia says that she's sorry and has to leave the room for a moment.



* FriendlyTickleTorture: Amelia and her parents engage in this in ''Amelia Bedelia Road Trip!''

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* FriendlyTickleTorture: FriendlyTickleTorture
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Amelia and her parents engage in this in the Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book ''Amelia Bedelia Road Trip!''Trip!''
** Towards the end of another Young Amelia Bedelia chapter book, ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', her new friends at summer camp do this to her, and it only gets worse when her father tells them that she's ticklish on her neck and her mother suggests doing it behind her ears. Then, when she shouts for "mercy," a girl named Annette claims that she's been teaching her French and what she's really saying is "''merci''," which is French for "Thank you."
29th Jun '17 5:39:09 PM JMQwilleran
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* Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash (2017, chapter book)


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* TalkingInYourSleep: In the Young Amelia Bedelia book ''Amelia Bedelia Makes a Splash'', Amelia Bedelia is alone on a bus to a summer camp she doesn't really want to go when she is joined by a girl named Alice who has just been picked up by the bus. Alice is very amicable and they quickly strike up a conversation, though Alice does most of the talking. Eventually Amelia Bedelia falls asleep not out of boredom but simply exhaustion because among other things she's tired from crying. When she wakes up, after sleeping for four hours, Alice asks if she knows that she talks in her sleep. Whatever Amelia Bedelia was saying must have been pretty specific because Alice asks "Who's Finally?" which is the name of Amelia Bedelia's dog, but she couldn't have known that "Finally" was a "who" and not a "what" simply from hearing the name.
15th Jun '17 11:37:02 AM dsneybuf
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* {{Calvinball}}: When Amelia Bedelia becomes a substitute teacher, some math problems she reads describe the students taking each other's apples. After they admit that they didn't bring any apples to school, she brings the kids to her bosses' house, gives one team some apples, and tells the other team to try and take them. Since she only read one of the math problems aloud before starting this game, the takers grab as many apples as they can find, while the other team uses any means necessary to solve the "problem" of losing them.
1st Mar '17 8:40:22 PM JMQwilleran
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* FullNameBasis: She doesn't like to be called "Amelia," she prefers her full name.

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* FullNameBasis: She doesn't like to be called "Amelia," she prefers her full name. The narration also refers to her consistently as "Amelia Bedelia."
6th Nov '16 8:26:01 AM JMQwilleran
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* Amelia Bedelia Takes the Cake (2016)



* VisualPun

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* VisualPun
VisualPun: A stock-in-trade of the series, and largely a result of Amelia Bedelia's LiteralMinded tendencies.
9th May '16 5:11:16 PM JMQwilleran
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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: It seems as if there is no longer any attempt being made with the young Amelia Bedelia books to try to pretend as though they're set in the time period that would actually fit the Amelia Bedelia seen in the original books. ''Amelia Bedelia on the Job'' shows Amelia Bedelia's father working on a laptop, even though personal computers didn't even exist during the 1960s time period in which the books with the adult Amelia Bedelia were first published.

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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: It seems as if there is no longer any attempt being made with the young Amelia Bedelia books to try to pretend as though they're set in the time period that would actually fit the Amelia Bedelia seen in the original books. ''Amelia Bedelia on the Job'' shows Amelia Bedelia's father working on a laptop, even though personal computers didn't even exist during the 1960s time period in which the books with the adult Amelia Bedelia were first published. Additionally, ''Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card'' depicts a clearly modern library.
20th Apr '16 4:34:07 PM JMQwilleran
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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: It seems as if there is no longer any attempt being made with the young Amelia Bedelia books to try to pretend as though they're set in the time period that would actually fit the Amelia Bedelia seen in the original books. ''Amelia Bedelia on the Job'' shows Amelia Bedelia's father working on a laptop, even though personal computers didn't even exist during the 1960s time period in which the books with the adult Amelia Bedelia were first published.
12th Nov '15 5:18:57 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: A ''lot'' of Amelia's mess-ups cause one - or both - of her employers to laugh out loud.
1st Oct '15 11:29:05 AM ladubois
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* BluntMetaphorsTrauma

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* BluntMetaphorsTraumaBluntMetaphorsTrauma: The Book.
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