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Posing for Animal Crackers

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A Pennsylvania woman says that when her stepmother was frustrated by someone, such as when the driver ahead of her was dawdling at a traffic light, she’d express her irritation with Are you posing for animal crackers? This expression goes back at least to the early 1900s and has been said to indicate that someone’s being lazy or frivolous. A variant is Are you being a model for animal crackers? This is part of a complete episode.

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