• Mon, Sep 26 2011

Daphne Guiness Wants You To Know She’s Had No Money

Are you familiar with the phrase “tumbril remark?”

It’s a great phrase. Tumbrils were used to carry French Aristocrats to the guillotine and ‘tumbril remarks’ refer to things the entitled aristocrats said that made the peasants feel like they were completely justified in killing them. “Let them eat cake” is usually the example cited. Speaking of, how about that Daphne Guinness! Let’s look at her remark in The New Yorker:

When asked if she ever had no money she said, emphatically, that she had. “Oh God, yes,” she said. “You know, it happens often that you forgot your wallet or something. But you just make your way back. You find a way to do it. You walk.” 

Or you take the super fun time cart!

 

 

 

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  • linnae

    This is why I read the gloss. Outside of the hairpin (maybe?) where ELSE would I get a vocab lesson and Daphne Guiness??