"Hi! As long as you're visiting, we thought we'd let you know about Sinéad O'Connor's upcoming cd, Sean-Nos Nua, and Joan Osborne's latest, How Sweet It Is. We know perfectly well you can't afford either of them, because we're Amazon, and We Know All. We just wanted to fuck with you is all. Thanks for dropping by!"
All I wanted to do was see if Portable Dorothy Parker was still/back in print. I have decided that smacking warbloggers about the head with Arrangement In Black And White couldn't hurt, and might help.
Ok, it could hurt, but not anyone important. Just them.
Previous link gives you Salon.com's audio of Tyne Daly reading the story. For some reason, RealPlayer 8 for Linux didn't like the .rm version. I could submit a bug report. Or I could whine about it. Or I did get the mp3 version, so screw 'em.
Update: Amazing, the terms that go out of use.
- grass widow
- The usual meaning given in British dictionaries is of a woman whose husband is temporarily away, say on business. This sense is known in other English-speaking communities such as Australia. It has long been used in the USA in the rather different sense of "a woman who is separated, divorced, or lives apart from her husband", as the Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary has it.