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." (Merrycoz.org)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

There's a special place in hell ...

for people who recount movie plots.

1 Comments:

Anonymous ashok said...

Uh-oh. Do opera plots count, too?

6:15 PM  

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