Saturday, September 11, 2010

Some people are easily amused

"I think I might have read something about a deal with Poland or Czechoslovakia - one of those places where they eat potatoes and dress badly - but I can't remember which." [Death and Judgment, Donna Leon, 1995]

"Before and after my talk, I chatted with teachers from Dunedin, Lower Hutt, Marton, Nelson, Auckland and Twizel over sandwiches and pastries. They were very nice, and so were the teachers, who were also very funny, and very, very fond of swearing, but that's because I kept mentioning education minister Anne Tolley" [grub street, Steve Braunias, Sunday magazine, 12 September 2010.]

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