Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 11:23:03 -0500
From: Robert Ness ness[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DICKINSON.EDU
Subject: The full Monty (fwd)
There was a piece by Safire in
Sunday's (11/16) New York Times
about the expression "the full Monty."
Also, does anyone recall the Masterpiece
Theatre production a few years ago of
"The Politician's Wife", with Juliet
Stevenson in the title role and also
starring Minnie Driver? The plot line
was about a philandering ambitious Tory
politician who gets his comeuppance.
Anyway, there is a scene in the play
where a man dies (the father of the
Juliet Stevenson character) and is
buried in a very lavish funeral. One
of the other characters says something
like "Well, they gave him the full
monty" which, in the context of the
play implied that he was all decked out
in his finery.