We've been happily browsing this 1935 Pi Kappa Alpha Etiquette Manual (via J Walk)
Just confirms boynton's sense that she has a time-warped mind-set.
"Never use coarse language and expect it to appeal to anyone but coarse people" from the Important Tips page - some of which could read as blogger's netiquette.
Such manuals always induce a bit of anxiety. Not just for worrying about one's own effin' Ps and Q's, but also apparently on behalf of one's coarse bric-a-brac. There's to be a bit of social activity round here soon, so boynton had better watch it.
Don’t indulge in horse-play. Snatching a valuable vase or book and pretending to hurl it at someone may cost you endless embarrassment if by accident you destroy it.
from Guest Responibilities.
There is no English expression adequately describing the guest who accepts hospitality and collects souvenirs from the home where he has stayed.
Have a feeling there must be some adequate expression but it's probably quite coarse.
Meanwhile, along with the carcinogens cigarettes may also contain other strange properties to bring on this sort of chemical reaction:
A forgotten cigarette has caused many a hostess to shed bitter tears and strike the owner off her invitation list
"There is no English expression adequately describing the guest who accepts hospitality and collects souvenirs from the home where he has stayed."
I think "thief" or "thieving" might serve nicely, with the help of a little coarse language.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at December 4, 2003 07:28 PM
Although a side of thief might serve just as nicely with some coarsely ground pepper.
Posted by boynton at December 4, 2003 08:37 PM
It would certainly ginger up a house party.
Posted by David at December 4, 2003 10:00 PM
According to J Walk, cited above, my celebrity playmate, selected on my biorhythms, is Dolly Parton.
I am afraid to say I dont think she would stand by this man.
Posted by David at December 5, 2003 12:02 AM
whoops - looks like I put the wrong j walk permalink in there. So if you get to "goat beeer" - scroll down a few items to the etiquette link. (There's another manual there as well)
Sadly I can't seem to find the biorhythms test to find my celebrity playmate.
Posted by boynton at December 5, 2003 12:11 AM