Women who have reached the age of 25 become 'Catherinettes', they have their own special day of celebration on 25th of November.
In France women who reach the age of 25 and are not married are called Catherinettes. Their motto is: 'Lord, give me a husband who's bearable, or who can at least pass as bearable in the world!' Whereas French girls under 25 would pray: 'Lord, give me a well-situated husband. Let him be gentle, rich, generous, and pleasant!' Catherinettes form support groups, and they can be recognised by their hats, which are yellow (for faith) and green (for wisdom), topped off by some eye-catching feature. Tradition has it that Catherinettes should wear the hat for the entire day without taking it off even indoors. Milliners in France, and elsewhere, have not been slow to produce ranges of hats to celebrate St Catherine's Day.
- Smart man + smart woman = romance
- Smart man + dumb woman = pregnancy
- Dumb man + smart woman = affair
- Dumb man + dumb woman = marriage
- Smart boss + smart employee = profit
- Smart boss + dumb employee = production
- Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion
- Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime
- Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet. Mae West.
- 'It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.' Tallulah Bankhead
- A husband is like a fire, he goes out when unattended.
- Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his bachelor's degree, and the woman gets her master's.
Why Women Are Beautiful'God,' inquired Adam, 'Why did you make Eve so beautiful?' 'So you would love her.' 'But why did you make her so dumb?' 'So she would love you.'
Words To Describe CatherinettesThe alleged most commonly used words of endearment: Honey (48%), Baby (44%), Sweetheart (41%), Dear (39%), Lover (32%), Darling (31%), Sugar (24%), Angel (20%), Pumpkin (13%), Beautiful (6%).
St Catherine Statue and PrayersOne custom is that on 25th of November girls should visit a statue of St Catherine, where they make a little prayer for a husband.
Saint Catherine be good We have no hope but you You are our protector Have pity on us We implore you on our knees Help us to get married For pity's sake, give us a husband For we're burning with love Deign to hear the prayer Which comes from our overburdened hearts Oh you who are our mother Give us a husbandIn England we have a shorter folk saying:
St Catherine, St Catherine, O lend me thine aid, And grant that I never may die an old maid.