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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

New Word - Mampering

TeachTeach Your TeacherHomePosts: 10,478 mod
This is a play on man and pampering, to describe how men have begun adopting the same skin routines as women.

According to research company Mintel, in 2014, total U.S. sales for the men's personal care market hit $4.1 billion, up 6.7 percent from 2012 and 19 percent from 2009, making it one of the fastest-growing segments of the beauty industry.


  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,759 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't think this is all that new @Lynne. Even ten years ago, at least in the City of London, I was bemused by my male colleagues who were fussing about face cream and fancy products geared to men.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,478 mod
    Maybe it's just because I live with a cave man @mheredge‌. God help the hairdresser who tries to put any "product" in his hair. :smiley:
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,645 mod
    Don't you know how to handle cave men's hair @Lynne?

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