While he was waiting for someone to answer the bell, he read the faded sticker on the crystal of the door, “A slip of the lip can sink a ship.” Below a WAVE held her finger to lips that had turned tan.7 AnswersWords & Wordplay2 months ago
Merchants and charlatans gained control of Europe, calling their insidious gospel “The Enlightenment.” The day of the locust was at hand, but from the ashes of humanity there arose no Phoenix. The humble and pious peasant, Piers Plowman, went to town to sell his children to the lords of the New Order for purposes that we may call questionable at best.4 AnswersReligion & Spirituality2 months ago
By no means a lesser virtual of Toole's novel is his rendering of the particularities of New Orleans, its back streets, its out-of-the-way neighborhoods, its odd speech, its ethnic whites-and one black in whom Toole has achieved the near-impossible, a superb comic character of immense wit and resourcefulness without the least trace of Rastus minstrelsy.1 AnswerWords & Wordplay2 months ago
1)slap on somebody's face
Mr. Gonzalez was extremely dictatorial. He would never permit me near a typewriter. Actually, he cuffed me once rather viciously when my eyes chanced to stray across some correspondence which he was composing in rather dreadful prose.1 AnswerWords & Wordplay3 months ago
Back to Mandeville. This time they’ll keep you there, a middle-aged man driving a little toy of a collegian’s sports car.4 AnswersWords & Wordplay3 months ago
Leon Levy could have named his monument “Levy Trousers.” That wasn’t too bad. Throughout his life, but especially when he was a child, Gus Levy had said, “Levy Pants,” and had always received a standard reply, “He does?” When he was about twenty, he had mentioned to his father that a change of title might help their business, and his father had moaned, “‘Levy Pants’ all of a sudden isn’t good enough for you? The food you’re eating is ‘Levy Pants.’ The car you’re driving is ‘Levy Pants.’ I am ‘Levy Pants.’ This is gratitude? This is a child’s devotion? Next I should change my name. Shut up, bum.2 AnswersBooks & Authors3 months ago
In this paragraph, I do not understand the use of these two sentences:"how's about that?" and "what do you say that, Tom.?
“I wouldn’t be surprised if you was to get a promotion for this,” the sergeant said. “You been a patrolman a pretty long time. And just a couple days ago I was thinking you was a horse’s ***. How’s about that? What do you say to that, Tom?”2 AnswersWords & Wordplay3 months ago
She was about to go over and kick the mound into consciousness and get it out of her gutter.