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  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."

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August 26, 2005

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What is URL anyway? How nice to wake up and read something nice about myself! You should give the recipe for my drain cleaner: pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, add a cup or more of white vinegar and watch and listen to it fizz, when the fizzing stops pour hot or boiling water down the drain. Voila! It won't clear a clog but is a fantastic way to prevent one. I try and do it at least once a month.

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