Archive for September 5th, 2008

On Marrying Off

September 5, 2008

Marrying Off Mother and Other Stories. Some ‘are true, some have a kernel of truth’…storming with laugh as only Gerald Durrell  can make me.

The 'best man' & me

Or a friend. Marrying off … some years ago (not in Corfu but in Sofia Land). Witnessed the event & it was true. Which makes me wonder why in English (which is mostly not a gender language) the male witness is known as ‘the best man’ but in the female case there is no ‘best’ reference whatsoever. Must be rather cultural.