Thursday, October 02, 2014

Scientific name for her ailment

From boyhood up, he had not once come near to being her ideal man; but never had he sunk so low in her estimation as at the moment when she heard him giving his consent to the union of her niece Millicent with a young man who, besides being penniless, had always afflicted her with a nervous complaint for which she could find no name, but which is known to Scientists as the heeby-jeebies.

(from Summer Lightning, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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