November 24, 2017

How the women's magazine Marie Claire tried to entice me into giving it my email address.

27 comments:

Darrell said...

Sausage casings come to mind.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Sausage casings come to mind.


I was thinking more along the lines of "blivet."

tcrosse said...

They should be pitching these things to Drag Queens who live in cold climates.

rhhardin said...

Tight lacing makes you delicate.

"A good case of this kind, I think, would be given by the Victorian matron saying "You can't take Amelia for long walks, Mr. Jones; she's delicate." The word has two senses (to be sure, the N.E.D. gives a dozen, of which onluy five are obsolete, but there are two groups of senses which make the contrast here) and I suppose the lady to assert a connection between them. "Refined girls are sickly" is the assertion, and this gnomic way of putting it is a way of implying "as you ought to know." I choose this case partly to point out that a stock equation may be quite temporary; this combination of meaning in the word seems to be a Victorian one only. You might think the expectation that young ladies will be unfit to walk was enough to produce it, and that the expectation merely followed from tight-lacing; but the eighteenth-century ladies also had waists, and would agree that long walks were rather vulgar, and yet this use of the word would be "out of period" if you were writing a pastiche..."

Wm. Empson _The Structure of Complex Words_ "Statements in Words" p.44


buwaya said...

The delicacy, or otherwise, of ladies was culturally determined. The English view of such fashions was rather different from the continental one, and the continental view of the English was something else again.

I have several of Hippolyte Taine's excellent 19th century travel books. In the one on England he comments often on the robust outdoor lifestyle, energy, independence and initiative of English ladies.

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james james said...

A lot of young girls at the bar try to rock the Kardashian butt. Tight jeans, an ass looking like two canned hams pushed together.

In truth, most of them are just fat, wearing tight clothes. But it seems to make them feel good about themselves. I imagine they pose in the mirror in those jeans for selfies and post them on their social media. Almost like a Kardashian, they are.

I am making no judgement. I just don't want to see those asses naked and uncompressed.

I like the skinny girls who aren't too skinny.

-jj

tola'at sfarim said...

What happened

TwilightofLiberty.com said...

Gross. I hope they washed them first. There are vids on the internet of what that girl gets up to.

madAsHell said...

If she's gonna haul ass, then it's probably going to be two trips.

madAsHell said...

You know.....I really don't understand big butts on women. I like women that look like they can out run me.

Birches said...

Lycra is essential for most of us after we've had a few children. There's a poor girl at church I want to buy spanx for. It really does clean up your lines.

jaydub said...

"If she's gonna haul ass, then it's probably going to be two trips."

Winner!

Michael The Magnificent said...

If the right side picture is to demonstrate the expected results of wearing this undergarment, then save your money.

William said...

The Kardashians are immune to sex scandals. They were innculated. Someday soon they will be the only celebrities in People magazine with intact reputations.........TB gives a girl a rosy complexion and a heightened sex drive. I believe the wasting effects of the disease also keep a girl delicate and thin. There is no more TB, but the price is that there are no more Camilles.

Wilbur said...

I like big butts and I cannot lie.

Bad Lieutenant said...

madAsHell said...
You know.....I really don't understand big butts on women. I like women that look like they can out run me.
11/24/17, 10:20 AM

Big butts=sexually functional. Ref. Hemingway; also Sir Mix-A-Lot; plus "the bigger the cushion the better the pushin'" (unattributed). It may look worse, but will feel better, than a woman in need of sandwiches.

Wilbur said...

Truth be told, the far most important characteristic - including all attributes, physical and other - in a sexual partner is ... enthusiasm.

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chickelit said...

WW II era military breeches come to mind. Needs jackboots to complete the sex nazi look.

Will Cate said...

re: sausage casings

Yes, the not-so-subtle subtext seems to be: "If we can get this caboose under control, just think what we can do for you!"

tcrosse said...

Do these Long Johns have a trap door ?

FIDO said...

the bigger the cushion the better the pushin'"

This is Spinal Tap.

Big bottom
Big bottom
Talk about mud flaps
My gal's got 'em.
Big bottom
Drive me out of my mind.
How can I leave this behind?

Earnest Prole said...

Does she have a license to operate that thing?

Earnest Prole said...

H8ers gonna h8

stlcdr said...

That’s why you always have a disposabel e-mail address in those moments of weakness when you want to find out what happened.