Crusty English teacher:
by udayan71 - 1/20/07 7:53 AM
In Reply to: wow by Alegoo92
Alright, I'll offer an explanation - perhaps with the caveat that I am from London and we have a nastily dry sarcastic and witty sense of humour.
English Public schools are posh, aristocratic single sex places where you pay upwards of 10,000 per year to study. In these schools, the mannerisms of Imperial England still walk the corridors in their lavish tweed jackets. One such example is the ancient Mr. X [I am not naming him] who barks out instructions in his elegant but phlegmatic voice; "Tripathi, shut up and do the essay right now." "Morris, do up your top button."
So, when you referred to Veronica as 'belmont' a lightbulb went off in my nasty, cynical humour centre and thus, the comment which puzzled you.
My apologies for any inconveniences caused.
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