Friday, 16 January 2009

Word of the Week: Curtain Lecture

A reproof given by a wife to her husband in bed.
She ought to exert the authority of the curtain-lecture, and, if she finds him of a rebellious disposition, to tame him.
- Addison.

From: Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology

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1 comment:

Tutta Rolf said...

Thank you, dear mrs. Woffington!
We certainly are used to cold here in sweden -but not those insanely mild winters of recent years...and 2008 really was rock-bottom...but this winter's looking better...and i hope it lasts - at leat until march...

Regards, "Tutta"