'Of course', says Mary Poppins
ly in the middle of one of the instrumental
bits of the song
, 'you can say it backwards which is dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirepus'. Now, I was quite obsessive as a child, and, impressed with the woman's skill
, I learnt this, carefully and diligently so that I could show off at parties (yes - a sad life, I know, I know). But... and this is the real stinker
... it's not! Because, dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirepus backwards is not supercalifragilisticexpialidocious... in fact it's superilacigarfcitsilipxeilasuoicod.
I felt so cheated! For years I'd been showing off at parties and had, in fact, been perpetrating a fraud. Gutted I was.
It was years before I could watch another Julie Andrews movie without scowling.