Worse yet? Toe jam.

25 Jun

greengages – a small greenish plum-like fruit

Classical Usage – In the early days of their marriage Emma knew how to run her house.  She wrote the bills, entertained guests, and whipped up pretty things to eat:  She would arrange greengages in a pyramid on a bed of vine leaves;  she served her jellies not in their jars but neatly turned out on a plate . . .

Classically Mad Usage:  Pyramids, vine leaves, jelly on plates???  I’m just happy if my son isn’t eating it by the fistful out of the refrigerator.  True story.

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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Madame Bovary


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