(Though no doubt Dickens would have told us that he actually had heard such a transposition rather than invented it, so that his genius was in noticing and remembering, not in inventing, which is a reproach to our own lack of observation.) The slattern
's ridiculous pretension to gentility and refinement, while maintaining her slovenliness, incites us to reflect upon our own pretensions--pretense being the permanent condition of mankind.
The sentence that follows also speaks to the paradox of chance, using language that juxtaposes life and death: "The seed of our destruction will blossom in the desert, the alexin of our cure grows by a mountain rock, and our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern
, because a London cutpurse went unhung" (3).
The show at the Lyric Hammersmith, west London, uses the word "slattern
" an old word for dirty or untidy, to describe Cinderella, the theatre confirmed.
After losing a sense of time on Ponte Vecchio and letting my eyes dreamily flow downstream with the slattern
water of the Arno, after levitating on Piazza della Signoria and standing in front of and inside Santa Maria Novella and Santa Maria del Carmine, I felt pulsating joy at being a part of these miracles.
remove the discrimination in the existing law by acknowledging the equal right of the wife to damages as a result of her loss of consortium." (48) Explaining its elimination of this once "venerable" element of marriage, the Court wrote that "'[t]he gist of the matter is that in today's society the wife's position is analogous to that of a partner, neither kitchen slattern
nor upstairs maid.'" (49)
Modern viewers might suppose they are looking at a period slattern
, but the original audience likely would have seen the image very differently: as an illustration of virtue.
SLATTERS (20): 1 BLATTERS CLATTERS FLATTERS PLATTERS, 2 SCATTERS SHATTERS SKATTERS SMATTERS SNATTERS SPATTERS SWATTERS, 3 SLITTERS SLOTTERS, 4 SLAHTERS SLAITERS SLAUTERS SLAWTERS, 5 SLATHERS, 8 SLATTERN
SLATTERY (as before) is followed by: SHARLING (19), STARLING (18), NOTATION (16), BATTERED, PARTENER, SHEELING, SHIRLING, SWELLING (all 15)
Now the slattern
behind the internet baby scandal is threatening to leave Britain unless she is offered a job as a chat show host.
Hayes, whose party then challenged the votes in Oregon, South Carolina, Louisiana and--yes, that slattern
Then there's white-trash wife Peg, the contemptuous sex-starved slattern
, with imbecile-slut daughter Kelly and chronic-masturbator son Bud rounding out the domestic picture.
Look to Mary Willet,--three years ago the handsomest and best girl in the village, now a slattern
in the poor-house!
About Carol Pritchard being a slattern
. They had standards to keep.