Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

October 11, 2011

Filed under: Commentary,OUTLANDERishness,Reading — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:07 pm
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I was amused by this passage in Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, describing life in Britain.

Nineteen year old Brianna asks, “Why on earth would people deliberately make toilet paper that feels like tinfoil?”

“Hearts of oak are our men…stainless steel are their bums.  It builds national character.”  Roger replies.  (p. 37)

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