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Wimpole Street
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I'm semi-watching My Fair Lady on the TV at the moment. I was amazed to find that Henry Higgins lived at 27a Wimpole Street. This is neat, because my psychiatrist is practically next door to there, at 25 Wimpole Street. I find this coincidence far too appealing. Doubtless next time I'm there I'll be reminded that in Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen.

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#I have often walked down this street before...!#

<pedant>You know he's not a psychiatrist, right?</pedant>

It's habit really. I got used to saying "my psychiatrist" back when I was seeing Russell many years ago, and never really shook the habit. I mean, if you asked me specifically about his qualifications, I knew that he trained as a GP not in psychiatry, but I don't tend to think about that often.

I suppose it's some sort of aversion to saying "gender specialist doctor" or some such. While it's not as if my transgender status is news to anyone reading this, I suspect it's a habit I've picked up from having to refer to him among people where I wouldn't want to be talking about that sort of thing.

I probably should try to drop the habit, though, in the name of accuracy.

It's a fair point, and I guess "GP with a special interest in gender dysphoria" is a bit of a mouthfull...

22a Wimpole Street is also the secret location of the fillings in the "Lemming of the BDA" sketch in Monty Python's Flying Circus episode 4 series 1. Was re-watching it yesterday, and when that address came up I was immediately reminded of this post, in a metaphorical coffee-through-nose moment. (Metaphorical because I wasn't drinking any coffee at the time, fortunately)

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