Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Watery Fowls

Episode 8 went out for the first time twenty-eight years ago; this was The Psychiatrist, in which Sybil Fawlty was so impressed by the medallion man’s “Pretentious, moi?”. Since then, the phrase has entered the language: Google finds 16,500 references.

Here is a new take on it:

"I may be pretentious, but you're jejune."

[John Leavitt: The Chronicle Review]

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