The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

31 May 2005

Just don't call it a Carnival

First, the nomenclature:

A cotillion or debutante ball is a formal presentation of young ladies, debutantes, to polite society.

Debutantes are usually recommended by a distinguished committee or sponsored by an established member of society.

Which, you have to admit, sounds traditional. Conservative, even.

Hence The Cotillion, which turns out to be a collection of blog posts by conservative womenfolk. It's genuinely interesting this time around, and what's more, there isn't anything by the likes of me in it.

I assume this will be a weekly event, unless they have to send out engraved invitations or something, and I suspect it will catch on pretty quickly.

Posted at 10:30 AM to Blogorrhea


Thank you so much for plugging our little finishing school! Edith Wharton would be proud.

Posted by: sadie at 8:46 PM on 31 May 2005

That would in fact be someone who tillions along with the primary tillion, much like a copilot.

Posted by: triticale at 3:53 PM on 1 June 2005