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  • "He disapproved of music-hall and in Podsnappish vein told Marianne Richards, 'I have a dream of Bowdlerising Bowdler', that is 'editing a Shakespeare that shall be absolutely fit for girls'."

    meaning: stiff-starched and extremely proper

    Introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass", Hugh Haughton.

    February 12, 2010