"Bread and Butter Miss"
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on June 06, 1998 at 10:02:37:
In response to Bread & butter and cucumber sandwiches, written by Constanza on June 05, 1998 at 12:45:23
] Then, in one of the Screwtape letters, there is a reference to a "bread and butter miss", which I think means an unextraordinary down-to-earth woman.
Not "down to earth" really, but more not having had a "life crowded with incident and premature experiences" (as Lady Bracknell phrases it).
I would say a "bread-and-butter Miss" is a young woman who appears to be stamped out from the cookie-cutter template of the 19th-century stereotypical fresh-from-the-schoolroom just-"out" girl, and who does not appear to have any particular marked individuality of personality, and who takes for granted the bland little "genteel" circle in which she moves, without thinking beyond it...
- Bread and butter miss Constanza 15:05:20 6/07/98 (3)
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