Thursday, March 24, 2016

impertinent & box sb's ears


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

"I long to ask questions," she continued. "You interest me so much. If I'm Impertinent, you must just box my ears."


rude and not showing respect for sb who is older or more important;

box sb's ears:
to hit sb with your hand on the side of their head as a punishment;

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