DICTIONARY FUN A LA WODEHOUSE

June 6, 2009
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definition:

jake leg – a paralysis caused by drinking improperly distilled or contaminated liquor

 

“Hang it all, Jeeves, it’s happened again. Why don’t I listen to you?”

“That is a query I often contemplate, sir. Which leg is it this time?”

“Both.”

“Most unfortunate, sir.”

“I don’t care. Carry me to my room, Jeeves. I vow to get the hang of this distilling business, come jake leg, jake legs, jake arms, jake head!”

“It is a truth that fortune does sometimes smile on those who persevere.”

“Sometimes?”

“That has been my experience.”

“There’s hope then?”

“One could surmise so, sir.”

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