[DWJ] nursing

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 14:34:23 EDT 2011


_Deep Secret_.

We regularly spot Janine-like jumpers in our family.

Hallie


On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 7:27 PM, Kait Bessing <kait.bessing at comhem.se>wrote:

> I've been wracking my memory, but I can't work out what book this all
> refers to!
>
> Enlighten me, someone?
>
> Kait
>
> 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-<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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