An Indianapolis woman who grew up in the South says that when her slip was showing, her father used to say, “Who do you think you are, Miss Astor?” Martha shares other euphemisms for slips showing. If someone sidles up to you and says, “Pssssst! Mrs. White is out of jail,” it’s time to check your hemline. This is part of a complete episode.
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