View previous topic | View next topic

Valet

Page 2 of 2
Goto page Previous  1, 2

PDR
1265805.  Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:23 pm Reply with quote

Doesn't everyone? To be properly posh you have to have a footman whose sole duty is to dust and polish the fruit in the fruit bowl every hour (on the hour, day and night). Unfortunately in these times of austerity we have been compelled to make this a supplementary duty for one of the other footmen, but then we must all tighten our belts together, what!

PDR

 
crissdee
1265825.  Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:02 pm Reply with quote

"Dammit man! Can't a fellow have a biscuit???"

 
Feralcat
1278436.  Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:32 am Reply with quote

If Stephen Fry is accepted as an equal final authority as Hugh Laurie, I can't remember the episode but I recall him correcting someone and making a comment afterwards

He definitely said

It's valet.(with the t)

I think I have heard the old Duke of Devonshire say it, as well - but not in conversation with me!

Ps crissdee I recognise the quote - was it the D of Devonshire again?

One of the Dukes, anyway...

Told he could surely let go ONE of his pastry cooks for the war effort?

 
Baryonyx
1278453.  Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:36 am Reply with quote

Here you are!

 
Feralcat
1278572.  Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:55 pm Reply with quote

Thank you and well done!

I can never remember where I find/read these things and rarely am able to then put it into an answer, being old and a technophobe.

I can't even understand the simplest instructions for the techno saddos
All I can do is type out the title I found the info on and recommend the author I read IF it was on the internet

I read it in a book rather than online - but which book, in which decade, is usually beyond me.

 

Page 2 of 2
Goto page Previous  1, 2

All times are GMT - 5 Hours


Display posts from previous:   

Search Search Forums

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group