PUTTING 17TH CENTURY PICK-UP LINES TO THE TEST
Inspired by a post in one of our favorite sites, Ask the Past, we tapped into the treasure trove that is John Gough's 1684 book, The Academy of Complements (see below for its full, glorious title), and tried out some his suggestions for complimenting ladies on our unsuspecting spouses.
With the censor's bleep button at the ready, we recorded their actual unfiltered responses for your amusement. We hope you appreciate this special Valentine's Day mini-episode, with the knowledge that we've been forced to sleep on the couch all week for your sake.
STUFF TO READ
Advice from Old Books. (Warning: please use your best judgement in following these recommendations. Rubbing the oil from a boiled green lizard into your hair may not actually make it long and black.)