A snifter was a brandy glass, I believe, So something extra special
would be like a fine brandy.
Glen Roy PHILLIPS wrote:
> In the nineteen forties my dad used the term "it's a snifter" for something
> extra special. I don't recall hearing it since then. It may have come by way
> of American movies and the prohibition era. Talking of eras, the leader of
> the opposition in WA state parliament recently resigned after having
> admitted to sniffing a woman colleague's chair at a party. This seems to be
> a 'first' although her mind or behind may have been an open book to him.
> On 12/8/08 2:30 PM, "Patrick McManus" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> She lay
>> Open like a book
>> And he sniffed her
>> P :-)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
>> Behalf Of Roger Day
>> Sent: 12 August 2008 00:06
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: My book!
>> I sniff books all the time,
>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 10:58 PM, Alison Croggon <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Many thanks for the good wishes...I do like Salt's new hardback format. In
>>> our virtual age, the sensual pleasure of book design seems paramount. Does
>>> anyone else sniff new books, or am I just weird?
>>> All best
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The moral is this: in American verse,
The better you are, the pay is worse.