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so do you guys read p.g. wodehouse?

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now there's stylish comedy if ever was. some of the funniest stuff ever written - i am not exaggerating. i think he must've been douglas adams' mentor
 

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C Hitchens is a big fan and he cites one of his favourite lines:

Jeeves is a little out of sorts and Bertie can't put his finger on his manservant's mood:

'I wouldn't exactly say he was disgruntled, but I wouldn't say he was gruntled, either.'

I'd agree; he is wonderful. Pure enjoyment.
 

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Wodehouse rocks.
 

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The Lovecraft/Wodehouse novella "Scream for Jeeves" is also priceless.
 

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Psmith, now, comrade...

Covering a dead bat with his pocket square saying "Someone's mother."
 

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Originally Posted by Britalian
C Hitchens is a big fan and he cites one of his favourite lines:

Jeeves is a little out of sorts and Bertie can't put his finger on his manservant's mood:

'I wouldn't exactly say he was disgruntled, but I wouldn't say he was gruntled, either.'

I'd agree; he is wonderful. Pure enjoyment.


I remember that as being "while not exactly disgruntled, he was far from gruntled"

I thought that was Uneasy Money, not Jeeves.
 

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Originally Posted by aarghh
I remember that as being "while not exactly disgruntled, he was far from gruntled"

I thought that was Uneasy Money, not Jeeves.


I do believe, sir, you are correct.
I was actually quoting The Hitch who was mis-quoting Wodehouse. The gist is correct.
 

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Originally Posted by Britalian
I do believe, sir, you are correct. I was actually quoting The Hitch who was mis-quoting Wodehouse. The gist is correct.
Didn't mean to be pedantic - I just believe that the cadence is better in the original. Also consider - "He held her with an interlocking grip. She creaked, but did not crack."
 

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Was it Wodehouse who talked about golfers not being able to concentrate due to the hullabloo caused by the butterflies in the adjoining meadow? I always loved that one.
 

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