One morning he read in the paper that Enrico Caruso had been arrested for mashing.
'What is mashing?'
'It is one of the most heinous of crimes, his father answered. Nick's imagination pictured the great tenor doing something strange, bizarre, and heinous with a potato masher to a beautiful lady who looked like the pictures of Anna Held on the inside of cigar boxes. He resolved, with considerable horror, that when he was old enough he would try mashing at least once.Ernest Hemingway – "Fathers and Sons," 1933.