[PW] Saying: It is easy to predict the automobile but difficult to predict the traffic jam (or changes in courting and mating habits)

peter macinnis petermacinnis at ozemail.com.au
Thu Oct 24 14:32:24 PDT 2019


While not advancing the answer much, I always suspected that there was 
more than a change in the meteorological weather behind Curly's talk of 
isinglass curtains you could roll right down.

On 25/10/2019 01:11, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
> [Begin excerpt]
> Many people correctly anticipated the coming of the horseless
> carriage; some were bold enough to predict that everyone would use
> them and the horse would virtually disappear. But I know of no writer,
> fiction or non-fiction, who saw ahead of time the vast change in the
> courting and mating habits of Americans which would result primarily
> from the automobile—a change which the diaphragm and the oral
> contraceptive merely confirmed. So far as I know, no one even dreamed
> of the change in sex habits the automobile would set off.
> [End excerpt]

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Peter Macinnis,
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of large-scale mistaken identity matrixes.
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