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Calvin Trillin
(1935-____) born on
Dec 5
US journalist, writer. He is well known for his writing in the "New Yorker."
         
   
F
Even today, well-brought-up English girls are taught by their mothers to boil all veggies for at least a month and a half, just in case one of the dinner guests turns up without his teeth.

R
I didn't do very well in math -- I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
A
As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.
N
When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better. ... A wise diner who is invited to visit the kitchen replies by saying, as politely as possible, that he has a pressing engagement
K
It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Third Helpings," Houghton Mifflin 83
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: "Whom Says So?," in Nation, (New York, 8 June 1985).
N: Third Helpings," Houghton Mifflin 83
K: Third Helpings," Houghton Mifflin 83
   


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