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reesetee commented on the word staircase wit
Also see esprit d'escalier and l'esprit de l'escalier.
September 23, 2009
hernesheir commented on the word staircase wit
L'espirit de l'escalier - coined by Denis Diderot (1713-1784) - meaning the clever retort one thinks of when heading down the stairs after an argument in the drawing room. "I should have said..."
September 20, 2009