"Is your maid called Florence?"
"Her name is Florinda."
"What an extraordinary name to give a maid!"
"I did not give it to her; she arrived in my service already christened."
"What I mean is," said Mrs. Riversedge, "that when I get maids with unsuitable names I call them Jane; they soon get used to it."
"An excellent plan," said the aunt of Clovis coldly; "unfortunately I have got used to being called Jane myself. It happens to be my name."
(Saki - The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope)
A group for admirers of that most sublime and bubbly brand of humor - the British wit. Feel free to discuss and make recommendations; all of you joining this group probably have more knowledge on the subject than me. I grow weary of my passions before they can reach any depth.
|The Diary of a Nobody||5 unread / 5||roomsofbooks, July 2018|
|Books that are not strictly "humor" but are very funny||5 unread / 5||roomsofbooks, July 2018|
|BritWit Message Board||15 unread / 15||Novak, April 2018|
|Witty quotes||2 unread / 2||Orbasan, September 2017|
|Kyril Bonfiglioli||9 unread / 9||donwells, May 2013|
|Un Po'di Mu--Celestial Mozartino||12 unread / 12||europhile, August 2008|
|Take My Camel, Dear||25 unread / 25||devenish, January 2008|
|"The Double Life of Saki" on BBC4||9 unread / 9||alexa_d, May 2007|
|Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures||6 unread / 6||thorold, May 2007|
|Stephen Lister||2 unread / 2||miss_read, April 2007|