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Reading a Hemingway biography by one Jeffrey Meyers and just found the following paragraph, which really made my day

"The puritanical Perkins found it difficult to mention the obscenities he had to urge Hemingway to omit. He once noted `shit piss fuck bitch`on his things-to-do calendar to remind him to discuss these words with Hemingway during lunch. After Perkins left, Charles Scribner came into his office and was surprised to see these emphatic reminders. When Perkins returned, Scribner said, "You must be exhausted," and urged him to take the rest of the day off."

- p.188

pu·ri·tan·i·cal (pyr-tn-kl)
1. Rigorous in religious observance; marked by stern morality.
2. Puritanical Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Puritans.

When one takes into account the second word in the above (Johannes' post #1)paragraph puritanical then that is hilarious.

hi·lar·i·ous (h-lâr-s, -lr-, h-)
Characterized by or causing great merriment.
You could get some cool band names out of that.

- "The Puritanical Perkins"

- "The Perkins Reminders"

... etc.

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