"Call a woman a kitten and she'll purr, call her a cat and she'll claw. Call a man a gay dog and he's your friend but beware of calling him a cur. Your best girl will swoon in your arms if you murmur: "When I look into your eyes, time stands still." But you'll remain a bachelor for life if you announce: "Your face could stop a clock." As human beings we are challenged constantly to express ourselves in the best way possible. Breathes there a man who hasn't sometimes felt he's put his great big foot in his mouth? This happens even to the best of us. Yet the man who wants to forge ahead in life, who wants to achieve the best possible relations with his fellow men, must know how to keep these blunders at a minimum."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1958