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esprit d'escalier


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  • n. Alternative form of l'esprit de l'escalier.


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  • Other conversations on esprit de l'escalier and l'esprit de l'escalier.

    March 3, 2009

  • :-D

    March 2, 2009

  • And I just about posted this comment: "it has a name?!" before I realized, "Hey, I bet this is on reesetee's "it has a name??" list. And lo...

    Those French... they have a different word for everything.

    December 8, 2007

  • Haha!

    December 7, 2007

  • I wish I'd posted this one!

    December 7, 2007

  • I just thought it was me. :-|

    (You can be sure I'll come back to this comment in an hour or two, and edit it with a further witticism).

    September 24, 2007

  • *Always* happens to me.

    May 15, 2007

  • also known as treppenwitz for the same reason. Or, depending on your reaction time, esprit de metro.

    March 2, 2007

  • Roughly, "wit of the staircase" in French. That feeling you have after you just missed a great chance to fling a witty comeback at someone.

    March 1, 2007