Posted by: Christian | October 9, 2007

Totally out of context quote #20

October 20, 2007.

“Today even the scarf is being left at home and miniskirts, worn by pert school girls, blossom on the streets of Kabul and on the Kabul University campus.”

Context: The good old days. Anthropologist and Afghanistan super-duper-expert Louis Dupree (deceased) writing in his 1973 book Afghanistan (page 247).

Pert?

pert (pûrt)
adjective pert·er, pert·est

  1. Trim and stylish in appearance; jaunty.
  2. High-spirited; vivacious.
  3. Impudently bold; saucy.

Saucy!


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