Nothin’ says lovin’ like Vronsky

29 Sep

popinjay – a conceited, foppish, person

Classical Usage:  In Part One Chapter 2 the Prince and Princess Shcherbatsky get into a little squabble about which of Kitty’s suitors is a better marriage match.  Mom likes Vronsky, Dad likes Levin.  He calls on his manly intuition (is that a thing, or do only women have it?) “We have eyes for these things, if women haven’t.  I see one man who has serious intentions – that is Levin; and I see a conceeited popinjay who is only amusing himself.”  I haven’t read all that far yet, but it seems to me that Pops has this guy’s number.

Classically Mad Usage:  From now on I will always assume that the Pillsbury Doughboy’s first name is Jay.



Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Anna Karenina


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2 responses to “Nothin’ says lovin’ like Vronsky

  1. Christine

    October 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Now I will think of those rolls as “Fop ‘n Fresh”

    • Christina Joy

      October 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      And the winning line goes to Christine!!! I cannot stop smiling over this one.


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