November 09, 2004

PG Wodehouse

Thanks to Mark for the Random PG Wodehouse Quote Generator from which I take the following:

I was sauntering on the river bank with a girl named something that has slipped my mind, when there was a sound of barking and a large hefty dog came galloping up, full of beans and buck and obviously intent on mayhem. And I was just commending my soul to God and feeling that this was where the old flannel trousers got about thirty bobs worth of value bitten out of them, when the girl, waiting till she saw the whites of its eyes, with extraordinary presence of mind opened a coloured Japanese umbrella in the animal's face. Upon which it did three back somersaults and retired into private life.

I don't know what it means, really, but it did speak to me.

Posted by Random Penseur at November 9, 2004 02:31 PM

Interestingly, the local natural gas utility provides its meter readers with miniature umbrella-like devices for just this eventuality.

Posted by: John Bruce at November 9, 2004 05:31 PM

There are Wodehouse fans everywhere, John!

Posted by: RP at November 10, 2004 08:38 AM

Great! My favorite PGW quote is (roughly): "She was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went." I just love that! I quoted from memory, so please excuse any inaccuracies.

Posted by: GrammarQueen at November 10, 2004 08:55 AM
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