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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Thought for the day


The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 22:5

6 comments:

Ms Baroque said...

How hilarious. Only ten minutes ago we were talking about this film and how wonderful Jack Lemmon is; & this is the first thing I've seen since coming downstairs!

I think I sort of prefer Billy Wilder to Deuteronomy, though perhaps one oughtn't to say that n this holy weekend...

lagatta à Montréal said...

Well, at least according to the Jewish calendar it was Purim yesterday, involving a lot of fancy dress...

Not to forget the other fashion-related Biblical prescription: Leviticus 19: 19: Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

I prefer Billy Wilder as well, I confess.

phyllis said...

I love this movie, especially the not-really-accurate 1920's costumes. But then, the 20's were only 30 years prior when this film was made!

George S said...

Men in women's clothes: generally funny.

Women in men's clothes: (fill in your own...)

Sarah said...

Women in men's clothes can be quite funny, as well. Victor/Victoria, anyone?

George S said...

Hmm. Funny, yes, sometimes. But it's not played for comedy much, more for sex.

I doubt whether I am alone in thinking it works.