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  • "'Bayberry, balsam fir, wild ginger, and Arsesmart,' she said, sniffing like a truffle-hound. 'Bit of sage, too, I think.'

    'Arsesmart? Is that a comment on what she thought of you?' ...

    'Ha bloody ha,' her mother replied tartly, dusting the little heap of dried plant matter onto the table with the bones. 'Otherwise known as water-pepper. It's a rather irritating little thing that grows near brooks—gives you blisters and smarts the eyes—or other things, I imagine, if you happen to carelessly sit on it.'"

    —Diana Gabaldon, The Fiery Cross (NY: Bantam Dell, 2001), 1003

    January 26, 2010

  • Where you can get your arses at wholesale prices.

    January 26, 2010

  • Ha!

    January 26, 2010

  • I bet this would be great to feague horsies with!

    January 26, 2010

  • eeeeyew....

    I was curious as to why it's capped, but the novel is grimly silent on this issue.

    And on most others.

    January 26, 2010

  • Grimly silent. I like that.

    Also: Eeew.

    January 27, 2010