Definitions

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of Wodehousian.

Etymologies

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Wodehouse +‎ -ean

Examples

  • (I say Wodehousean -- there is a sense in which you think Boris has stolen Hugh Grant's stammering act -- but at the same time you can't help thinking he'd have no hesitation in having every one of us lined up and shot.)

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • (I say Wodehousean -- there is a sense in which you think Boris has stolen Hugh Grant's stammering act -- but at the same time you can't help thinking he'd have no hesitation in having every one of us lined up and shot.)

    Monster Johnson Pig in Space

  • Currently working on a comic project for Time Out's Four Feet From a Rat comic supplement (second issue sampler available here), a one-off bit of satirical fluff featuring London's Wodehousean cartoon Mayor, Boris Johnson, as a 30s-style pulp adventure hero, beating the crap out of communists and other undesirables.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Currently working on a comic project for Time Out's Four Feet From a Rat comic supplement (second issue sampler available here), a one-off bit of satirical fluff featuring London's Wodehousean cartoon Mayor, Boris Johnson, as a 30s-style pulp adventure hero, beating the crap out of communists and other undesirables.

    Monster Johnson Pig in Space

  • The word "butler" still conjures up visions of a Wodehousean gentleman in coattails effortlessly managing every detail of an English country estate.

    Return Of The Hotel Butler

  • The show's writers often had a somewhat literary background; the best writers, Chuck Ranberg and Anne Flett-Giordano, were hired on the basis of a play they wrote, and farce specialist Joe Keenan was brought to Hollywood on the basis of several neo-Wodehousean novels.

    Goodnight Seattle, We Used to Love You!

  • Bread throwing, a standard practice at the Drones, the fictional men's club frequented by such timeless Wodehousean creations as Bertie Wooster and Ronald Eustace Psmith, became taboo among Wodehouse Society members after an errant roll landed in a wine glass and caused red wine to soil one lucky diner's white tuxedo at the 1997 national convention in Chicago.

    A Thousand Mrs. Blooms

  • Modernism happened for a reason, and so did Dunsany's slow drift to the margins of literary renown. full article Along the way, she skirts troublesome topics like Dunsany's influence on the likes of Lovecraft, Tolkien, and of particular interest to her audience Borges and Calvino, and only breaks into half-throated appreciation when dealing with his later Wodehousean stories.

    An expensive screensaver

  • Modernism happened for a reason, and so did Dunsany's slow drift to the margins of literary renown. full article Along the way, she skirts troublesome topics like Dunsany's influence on the likes of Lovecraft, Tolkien, and of particular interest to her audience Borges and Calvino, and only breaks into half-throated appreciation when dealing with his later Wodehousean stories.

    An expensive screensaver

  • The story, set entirely on board an ocean liner on a trans-Atlantic crossing, is a typically plummy Wodehousean concoction of love-struck silly asses and conniving shysters struggling to assert their wills on one another.

    London Free Press

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