Punch,  26 (1854), 152.

For Ladies



News-Commentary, Drollery; Exam Paper, Spoof


Education, Gender, Mathematics, Botany, Geology, Chemistry

    Suggests some likely answers to questions from examination papers in mathematics, geology, and chemistry, 'set at a Ladies' School'. The answers play on stereotyped notions of women's domestic interests. For example, the suggested answer to 'What is an isosceles triangle?' is 'The shape of a nasty little wretched sandwich that one gets at Mrs. Asterisk's evening parties'.

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