[DWJ] nursing

Kait Bessing kait.bessing at comhem.se
Tue Sep 13 14:27:12 EDT 2011

I've been wracking my memory, but I can't work out what book this all refers 

Enlighten me, someone?


Joe wrote:
> Actually I was thinking of the remark that Irina mentioned below:
> '"She's trying to tell you," I said, "that someone has stapled six
> rabbit's testicles to your right breast." Janine's head jerked
> upright. She stared at me for a second, obviously wondering if I had
> said what she thought she heard. Then she settled for looking puzzled
> and distant, turned and stalked gracefully away.'
> I believe this may be around p.250 in the 1st Gollanz edition,
> although (aagh!) I can't find my copy anywhere. I mentioned this in
> the context of offence being given and taken. Rupert, most definitely
> on the side of the angels (even if he doesn't always agree with the
> Upper Room), setting out in his polite way to give as much offence as
> possible; and the American YA editors duly taking - or more likely,
> anticipating - offence and changing it (the testicles, that is, to
> 'turds' weirdly enough. What did they do about the br**st? I can't
> find the discussion that took place way back in 2002? 03? in the
> archive, just an allusion to it in a thread called Deep Secret
> editions in Oct 2005.)
> Someone has blogged about these changes more recently, with
> screenshots, here:
> http://jennysbooks.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/writing-swear-words-in-the-
> margins/
> Anyhow, so much for an ObDWJ about nursing; pretty off the point as it
> turns out. I had thought that the story _The fluffy pink toadstool_
> might yield one, but mercifully no (that trades in some pretty
> unforgiving caricatures of certain lifestyle options, but not that
> particular one).
> Cheers,
> Joe
> On 13 Sep 2011, at 08:58, Victoria Herridge wrote:
>> Possibly this... p.205 of Vista paperback,  when Maree is stitching
>> up Rob:
>> 'I said to Maree, "This looks worse than your aunt's jumper."
>>  She said, busy with tiny little stitchings, "Yes, I thought she'd
>> cut her breast off for a moment"'
>> On 13 Sep 2011, at 07:40, Irina Rempt wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 13 September 2011 04:52:59 Jenny Schwartzberg wrote:
>>>> Which remark is that?  I remember her sweater was described as
>>>> awful but
>>>> that it was offensive enough to be bowdlerized baffles me.
>>> I think there was some mention of testicles. (Perhaps rabbit's
>>> testicles)
>>>  Irina
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