A teacher was preparing her pupils for a performance. There was supposed to be a fete. The pupils were making costumes for themselves. One girl was supoosed to appear as a queen.
The teacher told her:
I never thought, until now, that you should wear a ruff. I’m not sure that anyone would, in the circumstances;but you must have a big upstanding ruff, and you must take it off – rather slowly – and that will be a kind of symbol of resignation.
--- Do you think that teacher is saying that nobody today would wear a ruff?