Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween…and now the race is on. Poor Thanksgiving – it gets the short end of the stick. I mean we’ve barely made a dent in our Halloween candy and now I need to start making lists. Ughhh. I’m just happy that I finally got to have a date night with my husband. We went on on a Thursday – half price wine and plenty of babysitters…Can’t beat that.
Now that I’ve stopped worrying about costumes and decorating my car for trunk or treat, I can turn my attention back to writing – Book 5 of The Queensbay series, Tory’s Story is rolling on and yes, I do plan to write, book 6 – Jake’s story.
And finally, onto Friday Fun and our literary trivia contest. As a writer we get to take time and think of the perfect comeback for our characters. If only it were that easy in real life. Well for a few of us, it apparently was, so this week’s trivia is all about the sharp witted scribe Dorothy Parker who probably just about invented snark.
Congratulations to our previous trivia winners, Barbara and Jenny, for the Woman of Substance and the Raven questions. The answers were – Emma Harte/Roses and a Parrot (the first bird Poe supposedly considered using in his poem The Raven)
Friday Fun – Literary Trivia – the Wit Edition
“Age before beauty…” is one of those backhanded compliments…the kind of thing you wish you could say something snappy to. Well Dorothy Parker, the legendary wit from the twenties and thirties, had just such an occasion to come back with the perfect retort. Apparently, on the way to a party, Dorothy, by then no spring chicken herself tried to get through the doorway at the same time as popular young socialite. The young socialite (think the Paris Hilton of her day), graciously showing she had been brought up right, said, “Age before beauty” and allowed the older Mrs. Parker to pass.
Dorothy, not one to leave a good comeback unsaid, replied “And pearls before swine,” which was supposed to put the young lady in her place – telling her that beauty was wasted on such a mean young thing. Probably took the socialite a moment or two to figure it out.
So the trivia question is – to whom did Dorothy Parker say “Pearls before swine”??? What was the name of that young socialite who though she could cross wits with Dorothy Parker?
As always, put your answer in the comments below. The winner, randomly picked from the correct ones will receive an autographed copy of Dinner for Two and a Starbuck’s gift card. Good Luck.
Are you all caught up? Check out the Queensbay series today!
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