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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 20, 2012

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"If there is an apocalypse then I will..." is always good for a happy hour. Just to point out something trivial and diverting in the impending tragedy.

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