I feel a proper Charlie, trying to decide what to post about for Charlie, the third word in the NATO alphabet.

  • Charlie is My Darling – a Scottish folk song of the Jacobites (Bonnie Prince Charlie)
  • Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker – jazz composer/saxophone player extraordinaire and a founder of bebop
  • Charlie Potheen – a racehorse of the late 60s and 70s, who won the Hennessy Gold Cup and the Whitbread (now the Bet365) Gold Cup
  • Charlie White – a minor character in my next book Bravo Victor, named for a guinea pig that once belonged to my friend Kate, but also one of the slang names for cocaine.  I often wondered why she named him that!

And the only definition for that spelling in my dictionary is: 1 a fool, 2 (in plural) a woman’s breasts!  So that’s why men giggled at Charlie Dimmock , a lovely TV gardening lady well known for being unconfined beneath her teeshirt.  I’m so innocent!

Charlie_BrownThere are plenty of famous people called Charles, but Charlies are slightly rarer, partly because many style themselves Charley.  Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Brown, Charlie Sheen are the ones I recognise among those thrown up by a quick Google search.  Charlie the Unicorn is a YouTube favourite, apparently.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and the Great Glass Elevator) would have made an excellent book for me to review if this had been Saturday.  Hmm, do I prefer Johnny Depp or Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka?  Gene Wilder, but maybe if I’d read the book I’d prefer Mr Depp’s – being creepily like a certain Mr Jackson, I think.

It’s a hard choice, but I think my favourite Charlie is Charlie Brown, by Charles M Schulz.  Thank you Wikipedia for the picture.  You’re a good man, Charlie Brown!



21 thoughts on “Charlie

  • 3 April, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Charlie Chaplin and Charlie Brown my favorite! 🙂 Fun!

  • 3 April, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Has to be Charlie Sheen. His antics are always enough to make me laugh! 😉

    • 3 April, 2014 at 10:12 am

      He’s one of those actors who are always in good films, I think!

  • 3 April, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I think my favorite C is Charlie Brown, too. My son, who is Airborne with the US Army, is an 11 Charlie, which means he is a mortar man.
    I prefer Charlie Brown.

    • 3 April, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Yay to your son and any other 11 Charlies!

  • 3 April, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    You know, I never could get into Charlie Brown–I think for the same reason I didn’t like Eeyore. Too much of a downer. Or maybe it was the way the cartoon depicted adult voices. I’m a little sensitive when it comes to the ears. =)

    • 3 April, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      Well, Snoopy’s view of life always cheered me up! I liked Eeyore too – but then I knew a guy just like him 🙂

  • 3 April, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I always did like Charlie Brown.

  • 3 April, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    I liked the comic strip of Charlie Brown but not the movies. or TV shows.

    • 4 April, 2014 at 7:17 am

      I remember seeing the first movie at college – haven’t seen any others.

  • 4 April, 2014 at 12:50 am

    I absolutely love Charlie Brown! Who doesn’t?

    • 4 April, 2014 at 7:18 am

      You have excellent taste, obviously! Thanks for visiting, Kim 🙂

  • 4 April, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Yes I am in the Charlie Brown club too, though I know my husband would vote for Charlie Parker.

    • 4 April, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Good thing we can choose more than one, Erica! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • 4 April, 2014 at 7:21 am

    I didnt know it was a musical. I’ll have to find out about it. I recommend Honk! to Neighbor Girl and her school 🙂

  • 4 April, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Good choice! Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Brown and Charlie Sheen are my favourites.

  • 4 April, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    My favourite C is… myself! Nah, I’m kidding. Charlie Brown is great! Great blog post.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    • 4 April, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks for visiting, Cinta – I should have included you in the post!

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