Talk:P. G. Wodehouse

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This entry made me very happy. user:nwiebe

Doubled quote?[edit]

  • "He felt like a man who, chasing rainbows, has had one of them suddenly turn and bite him in the leg."

This is listed both under 'The Clicking Of Cuthbert' and 'Eggs, Beans and Crumpets.' Is it really in both, or did somebody mess up? If the latter, then where does it belong?


  • "It is a good rule in life never to apologize."

This is listed both under 'The Man Upstairs ' and 'The Adventures of Sally.' Is it really in both, or did somebody mess up? If the latter, then where does it belong?

And is it necessary to quote Wodehouse quoting Whittier? Tsinfandel 19:41, 7 September 2009 (UTC)


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  • As he reached the end of the carpet and was about to turn and pace back again, he stopped abruptly with one foot in the air, looking so like The Soul’s Awakening that a seasoned art critic would have been deceived.
  • He was either a man of about a hundred and fifty who was rather young for his years or a man of about a hundred and ten who had been aged by trouble.
  • ‘I’m not speaking to you. I wouldn’t speak to you if your shirt were on fire.’
  • Too often, when you introduce a ringer into a gaggle of Pekes, there ensues a scrap like New Year’s Eve in Madrid; but tonight, after a certain amount of tentative sniffing, the home team issued their O.K., and he left them all curled up in their baskets like so many members of The Athenaeum.
  • Well, you know what the Fulham Road’s like. If your top-hat blows off into it, it has about as much chance as a rabbit at a dogshow.
  • I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn.
  • Why don't you get a haircut; you look like a chrysanthemum.

" ... has been found ..."??[edit]

   I quote from the accompanying article:

  Earlier usage of the precise words "Elementary, my dear Watson" has been found in the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

   WTF? Is that there to hint that he "merely imitated" C.D., or that he misquoted him? Is it just a sneaky means of putting in background info that would fit smoothly into a WP article into a quasi-footnote in WQ? Is WQ's obligation of verifiability so limited that quoted material not from the works of the article's author-topic don't require traceable sourcing?
Jerzyt 22:44 &:50, 20 October 2018 (UTC)