Tag Archives: Oscar Wilde

Joke 605

18 Nov

The wit of Oscar Wilde from Will & Guy.  You may know some of them but Wilde always bears repeating.

Oscar Wilde in his favourite coat. New York.

Oscar Wilde in his favourite coat. New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
  • A true friend stabs you in the front.
  • All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his.
  • Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same thing.
  • Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
  • America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.
  • There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.
  • There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
  • I am not young enough to know everything.
  • Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Talking Wildely

11 Jan

I read this Oscar Wilde quote today:

We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.

He was a bit of a bitch, wasn’t he?

The quote reminded me of an Anglo-EU Translation Guide I once read.  I thought you might enjoy it.

English to American translation

Wilde Bus

26 Mar
Abandoned school bus - cartooned

Image by gorbould via Flickr


Describe the biggest risk you’ve ever taken (and what happened).

Making fun of the WordPress prompter.  I haven’t been booted out of my blog yet; but give it time.


Write about the biggest secret you failed to keep.

I refer you to my post of 13 Feb.  Oscar Wilde knew me well.


What non-exercise activity do you wish would keep you fit?

You all think I’m going to say ‘Eating Maltesers,’ don’t you?  Guess again.  And keep guessing until I hear something I like, then I’ll use that one.


What is the strangest thing that’s ever happened to you on a bus?

The driver was pleasant.  Read all about it here.  And take note of how my blogging has improved.


Go to your drafts folder and finish an old post.

What do you think this is?


I Speak Truth: Don’t Trust Me

13 Feb

Have you ever lied about your age? Why?

I have never lied about my age.  I never saw the point.  I have always looked younger than I am: a pain at eighteen when I was the oldest in our group but the only one who had to show i.d. to get into a disco; not such a bother now.

How old do you think I am here?

Oscar Wilde once said:

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.

Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while know that Oscar is probably right.


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