(13.) Buckley is also both WASPy
and a former CIA agent.
Set in the northeast corridor, Haslett's central narrative begins with a conflict between the owner of a gaudy McMansion and his more patrician neighbor, an eccentric and profoundly WASPy
high school history teacher.
Our Puck, our Pied Piper with the caramel, WASPy
voice that's almost genteel, that reminds you it will be civil even in the midst of conflict, making strangeness not so strange, and yet it is.
During the first few decades of the 20th century, the country became steadily less rural and less WASPy
, a trend that ultimately made Prohibition democratically unsustainable.
That is to say, of late it has been observed that, among other superheroes, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's 1938 creation Superman/Clark Kent is a Moses of sorts, sent by his parents to a foreign land cradled in a basket-like craft, who lives with a dual identity in adulthood, and whose original name is Kal-El, Hebrew for "all that God is," which he changes to the WASPy
sounding Clark Kent (pp.
Rather, he explained to me with some delicacy, a Jewish refugee like myself would never be fully accepted on the board of what was then a very Waspy
, deliberately blue-blooded company.
The over-the-top WASPY
Winklevosses reminded me of Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) in Harry Potter.
In the 1970s, WASPy
teenager Alice Tatnall accidentally sets fire to a friend's house and is branded "Arson Girl." She finds solace and surprising enjoyment working in a New Haven, Connecticut candy factory called Zip's, which was founded in 1924 by the Jewish Hungarian immigrant Eli Czaplinsky.
GROWING UP THE ONLY SON of an Irish-Italian family in the Waspy
community of Rye, N.Y., Berlanti says he sought out gay culture in the bits and pieces he could find.
Joan thought of the chief psychiatrist's wife's hand-drawn map, "Trees of Belmont." That was WASPy
. If she knew anything, Joan knew this place.
In his discussion of Cathedral, Campbell identifies preoccupations and characters common to soap operas in Carver's "A Small, Good Thing." The most clearly sentimental of Carver's stories, Campbell (1992) points out, "A Small Good Thing" contains stock soap opera characters--a handsome doctor, an elegant, WASPy
couple, their tragically injured son.
While Ralph Lauren was selling his "waspy
," quintessential preppy styles, Liz Claiborne opted for a wider audience.
"Think school teacher" she has said about her tight skirts, waspy
waists and plunging necklines.
Though she cooks like an angel and sweetly does the housework for him, he finds her dull and has feelings for a WASPy
We had names that sounded almost waspy
. There was Bobby (also known as Pig), Kim, Harold, Wilfred (to whom no nickname ever stuck), Otto, and me, Cuffy.