Monday, April 4, 2016

Aturdido Epigram

(From the prattle of a fashionable young Edwardian: )

“I do so want to see what Corsica’s like;
 it looks so silly on the map.”

(Here, it is the speaker who is étourdie;  yet later, out of context, the reader is … aturdido …)

[Source:  a 1914 sketch by Saki.]

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