THE CATCHER IN THE RYE-Last part
A girl isn’t a prostitute or anything. I mean – she keeps telling you to stop.The trouble with me is,I stop.Most guys don’t.I can’t help it.You never know whether they really want you to stop, or whether they’re just scared as hell, or whether they’re just telling you to stop so that if you do go through it, the blame’ll be on you,not them.I mean most girls are so dumb and all. After you neck them for a while,you can really watch them losing their brains.You take a girl when she really gets passionate,she just hasn’t any brains.I don’t know.They tell me to stop,so I stop. I always wish I hadn’t, after I take them home, but I keep doing it anyway.page 100
Holden is a dumbass to think of all girls as dumb but he is a sweatheart too to follow ladies instructions. However there can be distinct opinions about his complicated thinking. Lets go ahead and learn all rest of the words:
Polo coat : A coat associated with polo players. It is also known as camel coat as the first fur used were of camel.
peculiar: different to what is normal or expected; strange
jiggling: move about quickly from side to side or up and down.
clavicord: a small rectangular keyboard instrument with a soft tone, used especially in private homes from the early 15th to early 19th centuries.
recuperating: recover from illness or exertion
Lake Sedebego: Sebago Lake is the deepest and second-largest lake in the U.S. state of Maine. The lake is 316 feet (96 m) deep at its deepest point
a crum-bag: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
Chisel : to cheat someone
Conversationalist: someone skilled at speaking with others.
scraggy: of a person or animal) thin and bony.
banister: the structure formed by the uprights and handrail at the side of a staircase.
automatic in pocket: Gun in pocket
rubbernecks: turn one’s head to stare at something in a foolish manner.
Chewing the fat : are English expressions for gossiping or making friendly small talk, or a long and informal conversation with someone.
edgewise: with the edge uppermost or towards the viewer.
spendthrift: a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way.
haul: pull or drag with effort or force.
roomed: share a room, house, or flat, especially a rented one at a college or similar institution.
cowhide: leather made from the hide of a cow
bourgeois: the middle class
helluva: a hell of a
prejudice: preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
What I don’t spend, I lose.Page 116
Goddam money.It always ends up making you blue as hell.Page 122
swanky: stylishly luxurious and expensive.
dixieland: a kind of jazz with a strong two-beat rhythm and collective improvisation.
pearl-gray: colour .
rave: talk incoherently, as if one were delirious or mad.
holster: a holder for carrying a handgun or other firearm, typically made of leather and worn on a belt or under the arm.
canoe: a light, narrow boat with pointed ends and no keel, propelled with a paddle or paddles.
war paint: a pigment or paint traditionally used in some societies, especially those of North American Indians, to decorate the face and body before battle.
bosom: a woman’s chest or breasts.
beret: a round flattish cap of felt or cloth.
clinch: confirm or settle
raspy: unpleasanty harsh
blase: unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before.
nauseate : fill with disgust
critisize: indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way
Brutal: savagely violent
clique: en exclusive circle of people with same purpose.
brook: a natural stream of water saller than a river.
precision: marked by or adapted for accuracy and exactness.
sacrilegious: extremely disrespectful towards something considered sacred
bitter: feeling or showing anger, hurt, or resentment because of bad experiences or a sense of unjust treatment.
fiancee: a woman to whom someone is engaged to be married.
Am I late?
I told her no,but she was around ten minutes late,as a matter of fact. I didn’t give a damn,though. All that crap they have in cartoons in the Saturday Evening Post and all,showing guys on street corners looking sore as hell because their dates are late-that’s bunk.If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late.?NobodyPage 135
buddyroos: A close friend
furlough: grant leave of absence to.
lieutenant: a commissioned military officer.
aristocratic: belonging to nobility
inane: lacking sense or meaning; silly.
fraternity: a group of people sharing a common profession or interests.
repulsive:offensive to the mind or senses
infirmary: health facility where patients receive treatment
dandy: very good
digress: turn aside from the main subject.
stuffy: narrow minded and dull
pedagogical: related to the study of teaching
harrowing: cause distress to
Stenographer: someone skilled in the transcription of speech
moccassin: soft leather shoe; originally worn by Native Americans
blase: unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before
butt-twitcher: small/tight fitting
rink: an enclosed area of ice for skating, ice hockey, or curling.
oodles: a very great number or amount of something.
hit the ceiling: Explode in anger
duke: fight it out.
blind as a bat: having very bad eyesight.
flits: move swiftly and lightly.
radiator: an engine-cooling device in a motor vehicle or aircraft consisting of a bank of thin tubes in which circulating water is cooled by the surrounding air.
halitosis: technical term for bad breath
Annapolis: the capital of Maryland, was named after Queen Anne of Great Britain
ostracizing: exclude from a society or group.
ranch: a large farm, especially in North America or Australia, where cattle or other animals are bred
carrousel: a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement.
Don’t ever tell anybody anything.If you do, you start missing everybody.The End
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