My Photo


  • [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."


Blog powered by Typepad

« More Catch-22 | Main | Rage, murder and rebellion »

October 04, 2005


I read that article too, but noticing me refraining from making any more comments . . .

The comments to this entry are closed.