Margery Allingham

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Margery Louise Allingham (20 May 190430 June 1966) was an English crime writer, best remembered for her detective stories featuring gentleman sleuth Albert Campion.

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  • 'A quotation's only a short neat way of sayin' somethin' everybody knows, like "It's crackers to slip a rozzer the dropsy in snide."' (Italics in original)
    • The Fashion in Shrouds, New York: Felony & Mayhem, 2008, chapter six, p. 58 (Originally published in 1938)
    • In standard English the italicized text means, "It's crazy to give a policeman the bribe in counterfeit money." It was popularized as a nonsense catchphrase by Mad magazine.

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