Curves in all the right places

posted Jun 4, 2016, 1:53 AM by Viktor Zólyomi
The phrase "curves in all the right places" holds a permanent place upon the pages of romance novels and Hollywood film scripts. While it is exclusively used to quickly evoke an attraction towards the female character to whom the phrase refers, it in fact had a very different use in its original context.

Revolutionary 19th century poet C. Thomas Whitaker (born John Brooks) is known for inventing the world famous One Word Poems. Universally celebrated by literary critics all over the world, the great Greenwell poet is also the man responsible for the creation of the phrase "curves in all the right places." While the phrase contains five words too many for it to be one of his poems, it was not he himself, but one of his earliest admirers who coined this phrase.

In 1896, Greenwell literary critic Miles Pine had the chance to examine the complete collection of all the original One Word Poems in the house of C. Thomas Whitaker (born John Brooks). He wrote the following words in a review for the Greenwell Daily.

"C. Thomas Whitaker (born John Brooks) is a master of the quill. The words he commits to paper are stunning in both their meaning and their presentation. Every letter he commits to paper curves in all the right places. He is a true master of aesthetic poetry."

Present day literary critics in Greenwell continue to make efforts to enlighten novelists and film script writers regarding the dire misuse of Miles Pine's famous expression. While many authors are in fact aware of the true origin of this phrase, its prevalence in modern literature and low budget cinema suggests they don't particularly give a damn.

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