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    Smile guess-who

    Hi! These below are from a children's book.
    I am wondering what the underlined part means in this context.
    Is it mean Dad treats Digger like a baby, but the man who really takes care of Digger is the boy?


    When I took Digger(It is a wombat, the boy's pet in the story) for a walk,
    he dug a great hole under the house.
    My father takes Digger on his knees and talks to him like he's a baby,
    while guess-who mixes the milk and unblocks the teat and all that.

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    Re: guess-who

    Quote Originally Posted by frindle View Post
    Hi! These below are from a children's book.
    I am wondering what the underlined part means in this context.
    Is it mean Dad treats Digger like a baby, but the man who really takes care of Digger is the boy?


    When I took Digger(It is a wombat, the boy's pet in the story) for a walk,
    he dug a great hole under the house.
    My father takes Digger on his knees and talks to him like he's a baby,
    while guess-who mixes the milk and unblocks the teat and all that.
    "Guess-who" is the speaker/writer.
    Yes, the writer is the one who prepares the feeds and does the responsible things, while the father just enjoys the wombat's company.

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    Re: guess-who

    'Guess-who?' is the speaker. And if s/he resents having to do what s/he does, it's 'Muggins'. 'When it comes to taking out the rubbish, why does it always have to be Muggins that does it?' (The 's' is pronounced /z/.)

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