Saturday, September 17, 2005

"Up to his designer stubble"

"He looks to me like somebody who is up to his designer-stubble in stolen moments of illicit love."
- Daisy, Keeping Up Appearances (BBC1)

Another quote on the lighter side. This is one that drives psychologists, psychotherapists and sociologists crazy because it has buried within it a boatload of background that one may imagine for the character who spoke the line.

It's the kind of line you expect to see in written literature because it's almost too powerful to be a spoken line in a TV show.

Test it yourself. What kind of person would say something like this?
Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to give people the tools to understand each other better.
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