Dinner conversation

22. august 2011 at 23:13 | Thalia Contostavlos (TT) |  Archie´s Thoughts

.....Today, we had inspector Cramer over for a dinner. I´m not entirely sure, what to make of it. You wold just have to read the verbatim:

.....Wolfe: "Archie, did I ask you a question today?"
.....Me: "A question? Of course, many of them. The first one was: ´Did you sleep well?´ if I´m right."
.....Wolfe: "No, I mean a question with capital ´Q´. Did I ask you?"
.....Me: "Obviously not since I don´t know what you´re talking about."
.....Wolfe: "Well in that case: ´Do you know, what floccinaucinihilipilification mean?´"
.....Me: "Of course, after I´ll look in the dictionary. What is this? A flummery?"
.....Cramer: "Flochsi- what?"
.....Wolfe: "Floccinaucinihilipilification. And no. This is not a flummery."
.....Me: "You mean to tell me that it is an actual word?"
.....Wolfe: "Certainly. Do you know what does it mean? Archie? Inspector?"
.....Me: "Nuts, no."
.....Cramer: "You know I don´t."
.....Wolfe: "It´s the act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant. It is usually cited as the
longest non-technical word in english language."
.....Me: "And where the deuce did you see that?"
.....Cramer: "He didn´t see it. He made it up."
.....Me: "Nah, he would´t. Not when I can look it up in the dictionary. And I will, eventually."
.....Wolfe: "To answer your question, Archie, I read it in the book I've finished today."
.....Me: "The one with the pink cover? The french one?"
.....Wolfe: "Yes."
.....Me: "Say it again. And slowly."
.....Wolfe: "Flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication."
.....Me: "Floccinaucinihilipilification?"
.....Wolfe: "Exactly."
.....Cramer: "What the heck? How did you do that?"
.....Wolfe: "Oh, you know his memory, inspector, it's brilliant. The pronounciation, on the other hand, is ludicrious."
.....Cramer: "Oh, to hell with it. You´re just glad that you can say something to prove you're a genius. Well, I have some news for you. I don´t doubt it."
.....Wolfe: "Oh, but that´s nonsense, inspector. Even a genius has to excercise his brain."
.....Me: "Don´t floccinaucinihilipilificate, sir. After all, you live from the opinion that you´re a genius, don´t
understimate it."
.....Cramer: Oh dear ...

Oh, by the way: we had starlings with chervil and thyme sauce. In case you wondered.
 


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1 Sever-rat | Email | Web | 22. august 2011 at 23:28 | React

Great..

2 Emily | Web | 23. august 2011 at 11:18 | React

Ahoj,četla jsem komentář od tebe na mém blogu a zajímalo by mě jak si vlastně na můj blog přišla,jak víš že vůbec existuje ?? možná to téma týdne že tam se můj blog zobrazil ale i tak je to úspěch že se tam někdo vůbec dostal když ten blog mám tři dny díky moc Emily :)

3 Toror!nk@ | Web | 23. august 2011 at 19:20 | React

Mám hrozně ráda takové neobvyklé stavby, a  Tančící dům je pro mě hrozně zajímavý, nedoveu vysvětlit proč :-)

4 Bonbón | Email | Web | 30. august 2011 at 20:15 | React

Škoda, že je to anglicky...

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