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Thursday, October 26, 2006

TURNS OF PHRASE FROM WODEHOUSE

I only feel the need to try PG Wodehouse's work every ten years or so, but a recent foray, into Heavy Weather (1933), induced a new admiration for his ruthless comic phrasing. Examples:

"He was still standing... draped bonelessly over the rail";
"galloping down the stairs... in what for a man of his build was practically tantamount to a trice";
"Lord Tilbury's eyes, always prominent, bulged a trifle farther from their sockets"; and
"'Good evening, sir,' said the barmaid in her spacious way".

1 Comments:

Anonymous Carly Nix said...

Hi,

I'm organizing an all-day Dylan tribute on 11/10 at the Boston University radio station. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing an interview? You can email me back at nix.carly@gmail.com. Thanks!

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