Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 11:23:03 -0500 From: Robert Ness 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.