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Surely you jest: Disraeli's dinner

Posted by John McIntyre at 8:55 AM | | Comments (4)


Sponsorship! You're a revenue source, Mr McIntyre.

That was a true 30 second LOL

(Okay, the worst part is that after writing this I re-told the punchline, in my head, and again LOL'd. I think I've been inside too long.)

Thanks for sharing. I just got broadband at home, and this made it worthwhile!

Wonderful! I thought the punchline would be something along the lines of "Oh no, we're not starting over are we?"

For background music you could have played Queen Victoria's Torch Song: Won't You Come Home, Disraeli."

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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