1928 NYer piece on the “voice culture” created by talking movies.
“hundreds of movie stars who have attained their eminence because of a dimple in the chin or a bovine eye….”
wtf is a “bovine eye”?
I believe that’s like “doe eyes”
see, doe eyes, that’s pretty sounding. bovine eye? cow eye?
which sounds more likely:
“baby, you got the prettiest cow eyes”
“the test results are back. you’ve tested positive for cow eye. i’m sorry.”
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