“To the news, now," she keeps trying to say, while Scarborough and his brother-in-bombast laugh at her, deride her desire to do anything resembling actual journalism, and harass her with infantilizing, patronizing comments such as this one from Joe: "By the way, Mika's father called her mousey a couple weeks ago, and Mika's been yelling at me all morning to prove to her father that she is no mouse.”
“Even when one is quite well, the breath has a queer "mousey" odor, so that we never like to breathe the breath of another person.”
“Great monopolists control the supplies, and contract to deliver to these hotels, even in out-of-the-way localities, so much ice-stored, "mousey" fish, "mousey" quails, stringy meat, impossible vegetables and fruits, gathered from the cheapest markets of Europe and of a quality just not bad enough to cause a revolt among the hotel visitors.”
“Looking at his standard-issue scurrying gait, his shrugging, mousey demeanour, and then witnessing the preternatural skittering electricity in those feet, you wonder why there hasn't ever been one of these before, or even hundreds of them.”
“She has changed from a mousey, insecure, drift into the background type person to a very outspoken confident individual.”
“Mice carry lost souls to the Other side, but they also carry them back again, at their mousey whim.”
“Although Sheri and Cedric are initially shocked at the idea of their mousey Toni who works as a waitress in an Italian restaurant getting done up in spangles and glitter, the contest judge who is foolish enough to cross the Campari tribe unleashes a fury of familial defiance.”
“She was my age and she had pale skin and mousey brown hair.”
“She used to be mousey and rarely stood up for herself.”
“As a male who has to live with this crap, why do such strong women get caught up in this just as much as mousey little 14 year old girls with Cosmo-complexes?”
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