These two are my absolute favourite in the Tintin series.

The whole series holds a special place in my heart. When I was growing up and hadn’t learned to read English yet, my father used to sit me down with a Tintin comic open on his lap, narrating the story and translating as he flipped through the pages. I used to stare at the illustrations, fascinated by the adventures of the “baby-faced detective”.

I loved it so much, I used to think “Billions of blistering blue billious barbequed barnacles” was the worst slag you could throw at anyone. :D

Thanks for writing this. Your article took me on a trip down memory lane.