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Joe's Cafe

Joe's Cafe

Personal blog of EnglishClub founder Josef Essberger - see Menu

Arguing with a woman

“Arguing with a woman is like trying to fold the airmail edition of The Times in a high wind.”

(Lord Mancroft)

The Times is a newspaper. It used to be large format (ie, it had very large pages). The airmail edition was printed on very thin, light-weight paper.

Advice on reviewing books

“I never read a book before reviewing it. It prejudices a man so.”

(Sydney Smith)

Do come again

“You must come again when you have less time.”

(Walter Sickert to Denton Welch)

When words lose their meaning

“When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom”