harshly britical

The inestimable Arts & Letters Daily directs our attention to a bitter/hilarious rant against the behavior of British expatriates in New York.

We were somewhat taken aback at the author’s vituperativity, which the dictionary informs us is really pronounced “vituperativeness”. Actually, we were under the impression that British people were superior to ourselves, but it now seems that was a ruse.

However, we were delighted to learn a new word: “comestibles“. CPS lexicographers were vaguely aware of its existence—from Monty Python sketches in fact—but had heretofore not seen it in a sincere context. We thus commend “comestibles” to your daily use and link ambivalently to the brit-bashing that brought it to us. Blather.

EDIT: Assiduous searching by CPS archivists and guidence from alert readers uncovered this important source-document.

Panda Service theorists suggest it may show that British people really are superior after all.


2 Responses to “harshly britical”

  1. 1 Joe March 21, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    You mean I can use the term “comestibles” to refer to more than just the cheesy variety? GASB!

  2. 2 alden March 21, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    YES. In fact, I just procured some. They were tasty.

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