A FAVORITE PG WODEHOUSE SENTENCE

May 26, 2014

If not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.

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JEEVES AND BERTIE

February 3, 2011

Bertie: Oh, Jeeves. Jeeves: Sir? Bertie: I’ve been running the old brain a race, and frankly, Jeeves, I’m stumped. Jeeves: Might I inquire in what regard, sir? Bertie: It’s kudus and impalas, Jeeves, kudus and impalas. Can’t keep ‘em straight. What’s the blasted difference between a kudu and an impala? Jeeves: An impala, sir, is […]

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DICTIONARY FUN A LA WODEHOUSE 7

October 6, 2009
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saphead – a weak-minded stupid person sapid – having a strong agreeable flavor “I beg pardon, Jeeves. Did you just call me a saphead?” “Hardly, sir. I was merely commending cook on the strong agreeable flavor of the pudding.” “Ah, I see. Sapid, not saphead.” “Precisely, sir.” “I’ll be off then. Where was it I […]

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DICTIONARY FUN A LA WODEHOUSE 6

September 21, 2009

fenny – peculiar to or found in a fen “Did you find this in the fen?” “Yes, sir.” “Fenny, eh?” “Yes, sir. Seems so, sir.” “Funny, this being fenny.” “Sir?” “It’s not wet.” “Ah, no sir. I took the liberty of drying it, sir.” “Dried it?” “Yes, sir.” “From the fen, you say.” “Definitely fenny, […]

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DICTIONARY FUN A LA WODEHOUSE 5

August 31, 2009

cup of tea – 1. something one likes or excels in. 2. a thing to be reckoned with. “Tea is not my cup of tea.” “No? What, pray tell, is then?” “Coffee. Coffee is my cup of tea.” “I should have thought that rowing was your cup of tea, what with your legendary sculling prowess […]

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DICTIONARY FUN A LA WODEHOUSE 4

August 15, 2009

polydactyl – having several to many and especially abnormally many digits “I say, old chap, might I have another peek?” “If you must.” “By Jove, marvelous! You’re positively polydactyl! Tell me, does it gain for you any sort of an advantage, as it were? “I can count to 37 using my fingers and toes.” “Ah, […]

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DICTIONARY FUN A LA WODEHOUSE 3

July 27, 2009

swimmer’s itch – a severe urticarial reaction to the presence in the skin of schistosomes that are not normally parasites of man “Oh, Jeeves?” “Sir?” “What do you make of this?” “Appears to be a severe urticarial reaction, possibly due to the presence in the skin of schistosomes that are not normally parasites of man.” […]

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DICTIONARY FUN A LA WODEHOUSE 2

July 15, 2009
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ear pick – a device often of precious metal for removing wax or foreign bodies from the ear “Oh, Jeeves.” “Sir?” “Would you mind being so awfully good as to fetch my solid gold ear pick, the one with the ruby fleck inset? It seems Monsieur DuBois has somehow become lodged in my ear.” “Indeed, […]

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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. […]

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