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Joe's Cafe

Joe's Cafe


Personal blog of EnglishClub founder Josef Essberger - see Menu

Manners

“It is possible to be born an aristocrat without ever becoming a gentleman.”

(Nicholas Ridley)


Life

“Life is what happens while you are making other plans.”

(John Lennon)


Divorce

“Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.”

(Dr Johnson on divorce laws)


The Oxford Secret

“It is a secret in the Oxford sense. You may tell it to only one person at a time.”

(Lord Franks)


Meeting the eye

“There is less to him than meets the eye.”

(Tallulah Bankhead)

The normal expression is “there is more to something/somebody than meets the eye”, meaning that the thing or person is deeper than surface appearances suggest.