“Hold the newsreader’s nose squarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers”

Certainly because I’m listening to Brideshead Revisited (narrated by Jeremy Irons!) I started rewatching Jeeves and Wooster, which led me down the time suck that is “just one more sketch” of Fry and Laurie…which of course means I am obligated to share the youtube clip everyone who has ever studied linguistics has loved, hated, and loved again: this kind-of-funny sketch about language, which really is funny the first two or three times, and then becomes about as amusing as jokes about cunning linguists shoehorned into polite conversation.

I have no particular comments about it, I just thought I’d share.