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Sunday, July 22, 2007

entry arrow12:08 AM | The French Has a Word for It

How come the French always has words for common strangeness? Deja vu, for instance. Or jolie laide, literally "ugly-pretty," which basically means an unconventional or off-key beauty. Or esprit d'escalier, literally "the wit of the staircase," which means the the answer you cannot make till afterwards, when it suddenly comes to you but it is too late. I'm like this all the time. I have great retorts to bitchy statements and unsubtle put-downs, two hours too late.

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