“Still occasions arise when a woman must sharpen a lead pencil.”

From The American Stationer, 1889. Words would just spoil it, so:

(Thrusting? Moistening? Did I pick up the wrong magazine again?)

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4 Responses to “Still occasions arise when a woman must sharpen a lead pencil.”

  1. memm says:

    Your last sentence is really funny 🙂
    I kind of don’t get it. Even or especially if there was a sexist attitude in 1889, wouldn’t the author have thought that women have experience with knives from many other parts of life, e.g. work in the 1889 typical kitchen etc.

    Like

  2. SiverBlack says:

    This is so weird!

    Like

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