marti wrote:To me, the Doris Day Show was a proof of what Doris is : a wonderful person, capable of standing up to so many sad moments in her life, and being a true profesional , every time I watch an episode, specially the first series , I marwell what a true actress she is. Marti.
Q: Is the old saying "do you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb?" just small talk or does it have some other meaning. Everyone seems to have heard it, but no one seems to really know what it means. Some even know the answer: "Not if it's in cans".
A: Its "other meaning" depends on the situation. As a stock phrase, it can be used to signify a deliberate turning to an innocuous topic of conversation (the weather) --- for instance when one doesn't wish to comment on a small social outrage or idiotism deemed to be apparent to anyone of sense. Instead of saying "I won't dignify that with a reply," one simply doesn't reply, but resorts openly to bland neutrality. It may be clssified as a sort of dry wit.
"Do you think the rain will hurt the rhubarb?
Barb_DDD wrote: It may be kind of silly, but I just felt a connection. Barb
Laurie wrote:Did anyone notice that when her and Peter Lawford are playing a scene together, that they use that heavy glazed effect on Doris, it hurts my eyes to look at her. I looked up Peter Lawford's age and he was 45 at the time of filming the DD show. So he was 3 years older then Doris; however, he looked old compared to Doris. Must have been all of those years of hard living with the Rat Pack. Guess my point is why? She is such a beautiful and ageless woman, why did they use such effects on her?
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