Surely, they seem to say, you add some of the details just to make them SOUND exotic.
Here, for example, is Mary's biog – pay attention to the bit in bold…
Mary ("Poppins") is "practically perfect." A classically trained dancer and an actress (West End credits include Gone With the Wind, a long stint at the Royal National Theatre and Noises Off), she's also a trapeze artiste, a professionally qualified, award-winning Blue Badge and City of London Guide and the boss. She is one of those English roses upon whom it is unsafe to try any oompus-boompus.
And here's the evidence…
What you don't get from the picture is that she's actually GUIDING the view from up there while swinging.
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