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coat rack of attention

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  • Is there a nook for these knacks (or are they just knick(le) knacks?)

    neat-knacks

    April 29, 2012

  • Last night I had my play-reading group read through "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov. At one point a character is gathering folks together to tell them something important. In one translation he says, "I crave your indulgence, ladies and gentlemen; hang your ears, if I may say so, on the peg of attention." In another version it was the coat rack of attention.

    Is this some kind of Russian slang from the 1890's?

    April 29, 2012