Posted tagged ‘Ways with Words’

Why I love the English Language: Proper British Snark edition

April 29, 2010

From Peter Robins, wondering what fictional art might have anticipated the surreal reality of the British election, comes an economy of scorn I wish I could master:

I hadn’t read First Among Equals, but it’s a Jeffrey Archer and therefore seems unlikely to be true even by coincidence.

Yes indeedy.


(h/t Sullivan)

Image:  François Lemoyne — completed on the day before the artist’s suicide — “Time Saving Truth From Falsehood and envy,” 1873