There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes.
Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn (born 1926) is a very quotable British journalist, writer, and columnist known for her wit and humor and as a keen observer of women in their times. She was educated at Roedean School, Brighton and Newnham College, Cambridge. She worked as a columnist for The Observer in London from 1960 until 1996. She also served as the rector of the University of St Andrews from 1982-1985. Since 1997 she has written a monthly column for Saga Magazine. She was married to novelist Gavin Lyall from 1958 until his death in 2003. They have two children.