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“Your Uncle Charles had his blood cholesterol tested late last week.
Though the verdict rendered was no worse than a rather unperspicuous
‘Normal to Upper-normal’, the penultimate modifier has caused, as you
might anticipate, much pacing and high-decibel whingeing, as well as
vows of eternal xerophagy from here on out.”

David Foster Wallace; Infinite Jest: A Novel; Little, Brown and Company;

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on dessert

In “Waiting for Dessert,” Laurie Colwin writes:

“It often seems that the world divides (evenly or unevenly) into those who are waiting for dessert and those who have to produce it.”