Words; Merkin, n.
Monday 12 October 1998
Her book of essays ("intellect as art form, insight as drama, and original thinking as great entertainment", said Woody Allen) ranges from a meditation on the Holocaust to a piece about the quest to find a man to spank her satisfactorily.
This is, then, a case in which the author's name is fitting, as in Restoration comedy, for it brings to mind a word overlooked by Johnson's Dictionary but in use before and since. Others of us would balk at mentioning it, but the tenor of Ms Merkin's book suggests that she would happily admit to any need for a pubic wig.
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They are in need of a HR Manage...
£35000 - £40000 per annum + £65,000 OTE: h2 Recruit Ltd: London, Birmingham, M...