My Photo

Definition

  • [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."

StatCounter

Blog powered by Typepad

« Happy Father's Day | Main | Thinking about Nora Ephron »

June 25, 2012

Comments

Belated Happy Blogoversary, Claire! 7 years!!! That can't be!

Thank you Jennifer! I KNOW! SEVEN YEARS! What have I been doing with myself?

The comments to this entry are closed.