Student or Learner
I read these from The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody by Will Cuppy:
1. About Captain John Smith:
"As he grew older, he met more and more John Smiths and it seemed as though practically everybody was named John Smith. He decided that he would do something so startling that people could tell him from other people. In those days you could do that."
Does "that" in the end of this paragraph refer to "do something startling" or "tell him from other people"? And what does the author mean by saying this?
2. "Kings and Queens enjoy themselves more than you may imagine. They have a lot on their minds, to use a convenient term, but they manage to get their fun just the same."
What does "to use a convenient term" mean?
3. "History relates that Queen Victoria tucked her napkin under her chin - she was built that way."
What does "she was built that way" mean?
Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 17-Mar-2009 at 13:23.