the curate's egg was [DWJ] Best Of.

Otter Perry ottertee at
Fri Jan 27 14:01:24 EST 2006

On Jan 27, 2006, at 5:00 AM, minnow at wrote:

> Calling something a "curate's egg" is calling it completely useless,
> bad all through.

Depends on who you are, I guess.  _I_ use it to mean parts of it
are excellent.

Of course, I know a bad egg is bad throughout, but ....


... the Bible is full of literature's two great
themes, love and death (as well as its
exciting cariacatures, sex and violence) ...

                                       - Thomas Cahill

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