Monday, September 18, 2017

Esprit d'escalier Staircase Wit

Metal staircase at the ocean leading nowhere. Esprit d'escalier, staircase wit, the tendency to think of a witty reply when it is too late, and other stories of something to say. marchmatron.com

If, like me, wit leaves you at the most inopportune times, a few retorts you can have at hand.
Steps in a ruin, leading nowhere. I have neither the time nor the inclination to differentiate between the incompetent and the merely unfortunate. General leMay. Esprit d'escalier, staircase wit and other stories of something to say. marchmatron.com
Don't say you agree with me. When [you] agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde
Concrete steps going nowhere in a meadow. I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence. George Bernard Shaw. Esprit d'escalier, staircase wit and other stories of something to say. marchmatron.com
I regard you with an indifference bordering on aversion. - Robert Louis Stevenson 
Concrete steps at the ocean leading nowhere. You have all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. Winston Churchill. Esprit d'escalier, staircase wit, and other stories of something to say. marchmatron.com
[You] know so little and know it so fluently. - Ellen Glasgow
Wood staircase in a home going nowhere. What's on your mind if you'll forgive the overstatement. Fred Allen. Esprit d'escalier, staircase wit, and other stories of something to say. marchmatron.com 
[Your] ignorance is encyclopedic. - Abba Eban
Spiral Staircase to nowhere wooden stairs on a beach. The greatest thing since they reinvented unsliced bread. William Keegan. Esprit d'escalier, staircase wit, and other stories of something to say. marchmatron.com
I'm going to make flash cards. 
Spiral Staircase to nowhere Image Credit Stephen Bowler. Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit. Oscar Wilde. Esprit d'escalier, staircase wit, and other stories of something to say. marchmatron.com

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www.marchmatron.com/2017/07/i-blogged-your-mom.html
I blogged your mom

www.marchmatron.com/2016/01/a-nice-intellectual-song.html
A Nice Intellectual Song

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