Talk:l'esprit de l'escalier

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I came here specifically hoping to find an IPA pronunciation. Should someone maybe start a project for French speakers to provide IPA pronunciations for French loanwords in the English Wictionary?

Wouldn't l'esprit d'escalier describe:[edit]

- the condition of thinking too late of a rejoinder, rather than... - the rejoinder itself?

Yes, it refers to the frustrating predicament, not to the rejoinder itself. —Stephen 09:24, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Right, I have changed the definitions to suit. Thanks.

I haven't looked Diderot up but I have never heard any one say esprit de l'escalier , like esprit d'escalier it could also suggest that it's the staircases which do the thinking instead of the person
esprit d'escalier or en escalier: today rather means that s.o. is very slow and understands by degrees (painstakingly deciphering the clues) Hope&Act3! 22:07, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

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l'esprit de l'escalier

At the very least needs two categories. I'm unsure if this is a bad entry title, should it be esprit de l'escalier or not? Mglovesfun (talk) 12:28, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Seems relatively clean now, although discussions over the best lemma might be worth having. Ƿidsiþ 09:36, 10 December 2013 (UTC)