ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Mon Jan 1 20:29:59 EST 2007
On Dec 27, 2006, at 12:56 PM, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> Maybe it just reflects the thinking at the time and in the society
> depicted in the books: when were they written, again? I don't have
> here to check: I remember that the father of the family went off to The
> War, but I don't remember which one. If they are 1860s it wouldn't be
> that much of a shock if marriage is what women are being expected to
> aspire to, f'rinstance, would it?
This is way after the fact, but it was, indeed, the American Civil War
[1861-65, for those who are not USAliens].
The word “aerobics” came about when the gym instructors
got together and said, “If we’re going to charge $10 an
hour, we can’t call it ‘jumping up and down.’”
-- Rita Rudner
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