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Young women used to be warned that a lady’s name should appear in the newspaper only three times: at her birth, upon her marriage, and at her death. In much the same way, the admonition “Don’t get your name all up in the papers” means “Don’t do something brash”–an allusion to all the negative reasons one might find their name in the news. This is part of a complete episode.

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