Now, if the ears of these ninety-nine could only be gained, they would be shown in an irresistible manner that the philosophy which would speak of a round and revolving world is a false philosophy.” -B. "To the sensitive young woman who has had the benefits of proper upbringing, the wedding day is, ironically, both the happiest and most terrifying day of her life.
If you want to slap the worst imaginable label on an organization, you call it a hate group.
If you want to push a category of discourse straight into the realm of the utterly unacceptable, you call it hate speech.
Then it's time to grit your teeth, hike your skirt, Lie Back and Think of England.
The phrase seems to have originated in one Lady Hillingdon's journal, where she wrote in 1912 that "When I hear his steps outside my door I lie down on my bed, open my legs and think of England." However, the journal itself has never been found, so it's uncertain how reliable this attribution is.
Chances for life seem slim for thousands of tiny embryos frozen in storage or subjected to questionable tests meant to weed out ‘misfits.’ But some advocates and families are on a mission to rescue these unborn babies from an uncertain fate Planted on the grassy strip in front of a house two doors down is a sign announcing “Santa Stops Here. Raindate: December 20.” The many little tykes on my street must be counting the days.
I remember when Santa Claus came to Walnut Hill Plaza in Woonsocket in 1960, and ahead of his visit my mother was at the stove making dinner and I stood at her elbow and looked up at her face and made her solemnly tell me the truth: “Is he really coming in a flying sleigh? Which now reminds me of a Bible verse: “And as for the two kings, their hearts shall be bent on doing evil.
It’s the conviction that certain common human emotions are evil and harmful and wrong, and the way to make a better world is to get rid of them in one way or another.
That belief is taken for granted throughout the industrial societies of the modern West, and it’s been welded in place for a very long time, though—as we’ll see in a moment—the particular emotions so labeled have varied from time to time.
Compare British Stuffiness and Stiff Upper Lip, related to the same national stereotypes. For the trope about wives "putting up with" sex they don't actually want, see Marital Rape License.