Ah, that lovely aroma

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

The Voices page last Wed­nes­day was es­pe­cially in­ter­est­ing, from Brenda Looper’s col­umn on the cor­rect us­age of cer­tain words—al­ways use­ful—to the let­ter from Mr. Stan­ley G. John­son on proper eti­quette.

Ne­crophage would not be some­thing that I would par­tic­u­larly en­joy in­dulging in; how­ever, the word “ne­crophage” is some­what north of my pay grade, so I may be miss­ing some­thing there. But eat­ing with one’s fin­gers, ah, that I un­der­stand, and when I read the last sen­tence of Mr. John­son’s let­ter, “Ladies of cul­ture could still be seen to wipe their fin­gers in their hair,” I im­me­di­ately took greater in­ter­est.

I could see my­self in the arms of a beau­ti­ful, amorous wo­man but in­stead of be­ing turned off by the acrid, of­fen­sive stench of her per­fume, I would be im­me­di­ately in­vig­o­rated by the smell of ba­con in her hair.


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