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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Razzle Vajazzle'em....

I had to share this article by Lucy Mangan with you (from last Saturday's Guardian). I loved it all (esp. question 4).


At 10 February, 2010 16:51, Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

I love Lucy Mangan - though I do appreciate that her columns are an acquired taste (I loved her children's book column too -- as The Phantom Tollbooth, one of my fav ever children's books, was near the start of her list I have to love her. Plus, the one where she calls her dad on the phone to meet up? Brilliant).

Anyway, this gem was priceless (pun intended) as my word it made me wince! WHY WHY WHY!? That is definitely one area that won't be razzle-dazzling for me I can say!

At 10 February, 2010 21:55, Blogger Persephone said...

Oh crap. Just when I was getting over the shock of learning what "Brazilians" and "landing strips" were...

At 10 February, 2010 23:35, Anonymous Phil said...

Another Lucy Mangan fan here. (She's no Caitlin Moran, but she'll do.)

But I think she got this one wrong. I've done a bit of research, as you do, and apparently JLH didn't make this up herself - it's a kind of after-sales service offered by some high-class waxing salons (well, high-cost anyway). I'm not sure exactly what Lucy Mangan thought was being, um, decorated, but I think we're basically looking at bush-substitute rather than anything even more, er, personal. In other words, JLH is really advocating that ladies should vajazzle their mons pubis. (Not unlike what's gone on in this album cover, which I'm sure Rob will remember.)

So no "serrated edges", and it's in no way a feminist statement - JLH says something to the effect of "and the guys love it!" (This one wouldn't, let me tell you.)

At 12 February, 2010 10:56, Blogger Rob said...


"As you do". Quite.

Thanks for the details. (And I'd forgotten the album cover!) This guy wouldn't love it either.


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