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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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March 06, 2009


Alas, we had to cancel HBO because we're absolutely hemorrhaging money right now so no Flight of the Conchords for me. Sad.

Hi Claire! I have no idea how I know about Andrew Bird but I do.
And I always want to read poetry out loud, which I'm afraid means I read less of it: too inhibited to do it on the subway, my hat in hand, or waiting in line. (In NY people say "on line.")
Since we're still and probably forever without TV, I beg people to let me come over and watch Flight of the Conchords--haven't seen any this season yet: not enough friends. Thanks for the YouTube: after 3x Manny had had enough.

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