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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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January 30, 2006

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Sounds like a fun party. Who was the bartender anyway to give Natasha any lip. Just pour and move along, Sir. Geesh.

How was the movie?

The movie was really good. Very intense. It ends in silence and the credits roll silently and I've never heard a quieter audience at the end of a movie. Apparently it's up for an Oscar for best Foreign film. I've only heard of one of the other films up for an Oscar in that category, which I find odd. I try and keep my ear to the ground with movies and see a lot of foreign films in a year. Hm.

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