One-Liner Wednesday: ‘Yes, Minister’

“The situation, without of course being of an alarming nature, might well be envisaged as serious and even, from certain angles, as susceptible of being regarded as critical”  – Proust: ‘The Sweet Cheat Gone’ (Albertine Disparue)  – – – – – – – – – #1linerWeds 30 December 2020      

One-Liner Wednesday: It’ll never catch on…

“I don’t think I should like to have the telephone in my establishment. Once the first excitement is over, it must be a perfect racket going on all the time.”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – One-Liner Wednesday…

One-Liner Wednesday: Tell it like it was

“I am stoutly opposed to all innovations in terminology. Nine times out of ten they are most dangerous.”  – Proust: ‘Within A Budding Grove’ (À L’ombre Des Jeunes Filles En Fleurs)  – – – – – – – – – – Yea, verily. One-Liner Wednesday 1 April 2020

One-Liner Wednesday: Pseuds Corner

“There was no need actually to have those tastes, provided one talked enough about them” – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann) – – – – – – – – For the uninitiated, ‘Pseuds Corner’ is a long running feature of the UK satirical magazine ‘Private Eye’, which presents examples of egregiously…

Since you asked…

Very – very – occasionally, I rise to the challenge of answering a few questions posed by another blogger. This is one of those times, so my thanks to Judy at lifelessons for making me bestir myself to respond to these nosy (her word, not mine) questions. If nothing else, this goes to prove that…