Anatoly Vorobey (avva) wrote,
Anatoly Vorobey
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1. i_shmael цитирует прекрасное из автобиографии Грейвза, про Лоренса Аравийского:

Professor Edgeworth, of All Souls', avoided conversatonal English, persistently using words and phrases that one expects to meet only in books. One evening, Lawrence returned from a visit to London, and Edgeworth met him at the gate.  "Was it very caliginous in the Metropolis?"
"Somewhat caliginous, but not altogether inspissated", Lawrence replied gravely.
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