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L'esprit d'escalier

Ramblings from a disgruntled twenty-something

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"esprit d'escalier" -- Thinking of a witty remark too late; hindsight wit or afterwit. Also such a remark.

We're all witty. It's just that many of us think of our clever remarks a bit too late. The French call it the staircase wit, indicating that one thought of that perfect retort on his or her way out.

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