"Because there are many ciphers which I would read as easily as I do the apocrypha of the agony column
: such crude devices amuse the intelligence without fatiguing it.
I tossed the paper down upon the table, but at that moment my eye caught an advertisement in the agony column
. It ran in this way:
When you have agreed to our terms, insert a suitable notice in the agony column
of the "Morning Blazer." We shall then acquaint you with our plan for transferring the sum mentioned.
Sherlock Holmes was, as I expected, lounging about his sitting-room in his dressing-gown, reading the agony column
of The Times and smoking his before-breakfast pipe, which was composed of all the plugs and dottles left from his smokes of the day before, all carefully dried and collected on the corner of the mantelpiece.
If a problematic relationship caused a woman's agony, the man in that relationship can be expected to have a problem as well, simply because a relationship involves these two participants, and both individuals could/should be advised to work together by not only an "Agony Aunt" but also by an "Agony Uncle." Toward the end of this paper, I outline examples that reveal how men might participate within the practice of "agony-resolution" so that there are ways in which new subjects of discourse (of Agony Columns
) could be constituted.
You can read about them every day in the agony columns
of the women's glossies.
They add agony columns
to business sections so that banking experts can assuage the fears of ordinary readers who ask down-homey questions like, "Will the euro make prices rise?" And they give the best play to articles with feel-good headlines, such as "The euro: panacea for the euro-jobless," and "The euro breaks the dollar's world hegemony." In these articles, nobody loses a job; businesses just become "more competitive."
There are a lot of magazine agony columns
out there but the most unusual has to be Ask Dr Ozzy in a Sunday paper.
Both wrote numerous agony columns
. As a young teenager, I'd come into school to find half the class had read the latest ...
Reared on agony columns
that went no further than a kiss, Family Circle woman thought she preferred a more wholesome approach - 'shoes to make you go ooh!' - to her adult world until a raft of new magazines came along to woo her with glamour, sex and shopping.
(But contrary to 1000 agony columns
, it's a lousy way to find romance unless you have a serious thing about oil stains and spanners).
Television's new agony aunt Trisha Goddard can offer first-hand advice on these harrowing subjects and more - because this is the story of her life and it could fill a dozen agony columns