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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 31, 2006

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Oh! I wish I could answer your question...I hate it when I ask a question in a post and nobody answers it!

ButIdunno!

Sorry!

Ooops -- also wanted to add -- I'd LOVE to skip the Super Bowl party we have to go to and instead have a little film festival!

That sounds like fun....but nooooo! I'm going to be surounded by Steelers fans! Tempted to eat all the junk I know they're going to have....

Bummer.

I am going to resolutely KNIT during the Super Bowl, as the television will be taken up with football. A film festival sounds much more fun. I can't answer your question, not having seen "Drums Along the Mohawk" (although I am familiar with most of Monty Python), so I'll get it from the library and see.

I love "Meet Me in St. Louis" and "Singin' in the Rain," of course!

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