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"You know, this isn't helping convince people you're not a witch."
Branded A and B
Tags:historical literature, public shaming, hawthorne, nathaniel hawthorne, the scarlet letter, historical fiction, revenge, taking revenge, infidelity, extramarital affair, extramarital affairs, humiliating, humiliation, public humiliation, puritan, puritans, salem, adultery, adulterer, adulterers, affair, affairs, inequality, sexism, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, scorned, outcast, outcasts, branding, branded
'Oh,no, not again!'
'Don't worry, nobody pays attention to print media.'
"I'm fine. She's just a prude."
Tags:prude, prig, prigs, priggish, puritan, puritans, puritanical, prudes, prudish, prudishness, dog, dogs, canine, canines, cone collar, cone collars, collar of shame, collar, collars, canine behaviour, canine behavior, dog behaviour, dog behavior, pet, pets, dog walker, dog walkers, dog walking, dog walk, dog walks, moral, morals, morality
'For God's sake, Elias - it's 1645! If you don't let me out by 1700, the dinner will be ruined!'
"And a twist of yam."
Tags:thanskgiving, bar, bars, pubs, pub, bartender, bartenders, pilgrim, pilgrims, mayflower, plymouth, plymouth rock, christopher, columbus, settler, settlers, colonists, colonist, colony, colonies, massachusetts, puritan, puritans, english, 13 colonies, fashion, fashions, style, styles, men's fashion, yam, yams, martini, martinis, twist of lime, twist of lemon, history, historian, historians, american history
'You're in luck we bring multi-culturalism.'
'You're in charge of Homeland Security...do something.'
Come here often?
'There goes civilization as we know it.'
"Thanks for showing me how to grow food, but I really wanted to know where to find the best sales."
Details at Eleven
Tags:stockade, stockades, torture, tortures, torturing, news hour, news hours, new show, news shows, newscast, newscasts, newscaster, newscasters, tabloid journalism, gossip, gossips, gossiping, local news, local news show, local news shows, pilgrim, pilgrims, puritan, puritans, salacious, salaciousness, salacious story, salacious stories, sin, sins, sinning, sinner, sinners, shame, shames, shaming, shun, shuns, shunning, pariah, pariahs, social pariah, social pariahs, social outcast
"I've been in the doghouse ever since I tried to get my mother-in-law hanged as a witch."
Tags:witch hunt, witch hunts, witch-hunt, witch-hunts, witch trial, witch trials, puritan, puritans, salem, salem witch trials, us history, american history, u.s. history, mother in law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, family life, doghouse, wife, wives, husband, husbands, married life, married couple, husband, husbands, in the doghouse, witch, witches, false accusation, false accusations, in laws, in-laws, inlaws, extended family, witchhunt, witchhunts
'I don't like this!'
'As a token of friendship we present to you this sacred albino fawn.' 'We sailed all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, and all you have is light deer?!'
"Why can't you be more like little Hester Prynne? She's getting straight A's."
Tags:hawthorne, nathaniel hawthorne, adultery, report cards, report card, grade, grades, bad grade, bad grades, english teacher, english teachers, teacher, teachers, literature, american literature, american lit, schools, the scarlet letter, puritans, education, children, parents, lust, history, olden days, puritan, adulterer, adulterers, jealous, jealousy, high standards, ambitious, ambitiousness, ambition, ambitions
"I think he's inviting us to turkey dinner."
"It's a witch, all right. So do we burn, bake or poach it?"
Tags:salem witch hunt, salem witch trials, puritans, puritan, witch trial, witch trials, witch hunt, witch hunts, witch, witches, witchcraft, magic, us history, american history, fish, fishes, ducking stool, ducking stools, ducking chair, ducking chairs, witch test, witch tests, new england village, fish people
'Remember, you're on trial for witchcraft so try not to cackle... and lose the hat.'
1651: Cromwell bans Christmas
Tags:mother in law, mother-in-law, oliver cromwell, christmas, christmases, puritan, puritans, protestant, protestants, festive spirit, festive period, festive season, christmas spirit, xmas spirit, son-in-law, son in law, puritan ban, puritan bans, cancel, cancel, cancelling, family life, family-life, extended family, elizabeth cromwell, parliamentarians, roundheads, civil war
"Let's take this exit."
The Scarlet Letter
Tags:the scarlet letter, nathaniel, hawthorne, novel, book, novels, books, story, stories, history, historic, historian, historians, literature, literary, baseball, baseball hat, baseball cap, baseball hats, baseball caps, hat, hats, cap, caps, adultery, adulterer, adulterers, fiction, fictional, author, authors, puritan, puritans, colony, colonials, colonial people, colonist, colonists