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January 03, 2022


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"Procuress" indeed. I'm hoping some of the men implicated get their comeuppance too...I'm off to read the Dr. Garelick article now.

I always thought it was "to the manor born" (not manner) but have I been wrong all these years?

Susan: The phrase comes from Hamlet: “I am native here and to the manner born.” But “manor” comes up a lot as a pun—e.g., there was a BBC sitcom called “To the Manor Born.”

Joan Smith in The Guardian went with gender-neutral "procurer", though the subeditor added "sex trafficker" in the headline.

“Socialite” was banned from The San Francisco Chronicle for a long time.

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