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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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February 09, 2007


Hooray for Motown! I love the Blues Brothers/Motown mix you made for me back in the day (I don't even remember what "day" it was, but it was certainly "back").

I have just finished reading Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov. If you like postmodern OMG-we-love-pretty-words! questionably-reliable-narrator kinda stuff, check it out. :) The vocabulary alone is astounding.

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