Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence.
In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures that came to life.
"Professor of clothing design Hairy Canine makes a bet that he can teach a half-breed Cocker Spaniel to design a jacket made with a waterproof fabric invented by Mr. Charles Macintosh in Glasgow in 1823. Not only does Hairy Canine loose the bet; but the half-breed Cocker Spaniel designs a raincoat smart enough to wear in the city. Her design achieves such popularity with the inventor of the waterproof fabric that today Mr Mackintosh’s surname is often used as a generic term for any raincoat, although those by the Mackintosh label are the true originals. TootsUncommon has been given the proud distinction of carrying on the Mackintosh label for canines which has "Pugmalion" falling in love with rubberized cloth and Lucille Dolabrador singing, "The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly on the Plain"! Purchase a MAC from TootsUncommon and you and your canine will undoubtedly love just walkin' and singin' in the rain!! "
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