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    Gossip isn’t scandal and it’s not merely malicious. It’s chatter about the human race by lovers of the same. Gossip is the tool of the poet, the shop-talk of the scientist, and the consolation of the housewife, wit, tycoon and intellectual. It begins in the nursery and ends when speech is past.
    Phyllis McGinley (1905–1978)

    Sisters are always drying their hair.
    Locked into rooms, alone,
    They pose at the mirror, shoulders bare,
    Trying this way and that their hair,
    Or fly importunate down the stair
    To answer the telephone.
    —Phyllis McGinley (1905–1978)