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clever people like me who talk loudly in restaurants expression or saying

Expression of disapproval of people who talk loudly in restaurants

Origin

From the Monty Python sketch Mr Neville Shunt. The line is: Art critic: Some people have made the mistake of seeing Shunt’s work as a load of rubbish about railway timetables, but clever people like me, who talk loudly in restaurants, see this as a deliberate ambiguity, a plea for understanding in a mechanized world.

Collected by

M & N – 1980s
Mark & Naomi

Submitted: 11/08/2021 by Mark

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