Prunes and Prism

RULES FOR YOUNG LADIES: Some arch advice on snagging a husband. Exercising the mouth into a pretty shape through repetition of certain words seems to have been an indoor sport for young nineteenth-century girls; in Little Dorrit, Charles Dickens' overly bred girl repeats, "papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism." (

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

If a body catch a body, coming through the rye

The man who will soon be my ex-husband just sent me a link to an article from the Washington Post magazine that should not be missed. I beg you not to be dissuaded by the fact that it's a five-page story on a children's entertainer called the Great Zucchini.


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