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Call me Mr. Typo

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 02, 2001

In Reply to: L'espirit de l'escalier posted by R. Berg on June 01, 2001

: : : : : I am looking for the origin or other information on the phrase "the wit of the staircase"

: : : : l'espirit de l'escalier or the "the wit of the staircase".
: : : : Those biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of the room halfway down the stairs or even days later.

: : Oops. Hit the wrong button.
: : We used to call them "garden gate replies," but I like l'esirit de l'escalier better.

: Isn't the spelling l'esprit?

Yes, esprit d'escalier. Typo time!

Qualem blennum!
What a doofus!