Tag: economic freedom

From Doolittle to Big Daddy


There were two things this week, a tweet that dropped my jaw and a column about an old movie I have always loved, that somehow connected for me.

Julie_Andrews_Rex_Harrison_My_Fair_LadyThe movie is My Fair Lady, the Hollywood version of Pygmalion, in which Eliza Doolittle get Professor Higgins to teach her proper (Queen’s) English so that she can be “a lady in a flow’r shop, ’stead of sellin’ at the corner of Tottenham Court Road.”  William McGurn observes the assumptions of Ms Doolittle’s request and study of language: