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Re: HUMOR: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "disembowel" vs. "Betty Grable"
Subject:Re: HUMOR: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "disembowel" vs. "Betty Grable" From:Chris Kowalchuk <chris -at- bdk -dot- net> To:Robert Heath <rheath -at- eGain -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 07 Mar 2000 23:59:43 -0500
To the best of my knowledge, you cannot use Betty Grable to mean
"disembowel", unless you are using "Betty Grable" in the restricted
sense, that is to say, as a conflation with Betty Davis, and then only
in Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, although, if memory serves, she was not
so much disembowelled as driven insane. In summary, Betty Grable should
only be used as a form of disembowelment in a minor sub-genre of film
criticism. In general, though, I prefer to avoid both Betties Grable and
Davis, and disembowelment, by using the more euphemistic "fall upon
one's sword", which I will do shortly hereafter to avoid the shame of
having Eric publicly expel me from the list...