Modern Living: Thinking Shorter

Missing: Genu (L.), an anatomical region commonly known as the knee; still extant figuratively in the kitchen, as in "housewife's _______," and in the movie house, as in Claire's _______; also still virile verbally in compounds like " _______ jerk " and " _______deep " and in relating measurement, as in "_______ -high to a grasshopper"; but generally not seen in the flesh since around 1970, when it was flaunted by trend-trippers from Carnaby Street to cannery row.

The knee is missing no longer. It popped into view again at the spring ready-to-wear fashion shows...

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