Perish the thought!
But it is a nifty, catchy expression, don't you think?
A hint of daring. A touch of 'up yours!'
'I have nothing to declare but my genius.'
The Irish have the knack for witty, pithy expressions.
They can pull them off really well.
I remain unconvinced that, upon arrival at the Roissy CDG airport in Paris, in front of the customs officers, it would have the same effect if I said, "Je n'ai rien a déclarer Messieurs, sauf ma génie!" They'd be rummaging through my
Louis Vuitton luggage, hunting for a wee leprechaun in a bottle in the blink of an eye ;-) Or hauling me off under a suspecting stare.
They say the French have a certain 'je ne sais quoi.'
I reckon it's the Irish that have it hands down.
In any case, Oscar Wilde definitely did.
This piece is flying out to NZ.
I'm whizzing off to give English lessons to my messmonsters
I would love to start with the analysis of the above phrase,
but I believe, in the hands of the messies,
it would be my undoing ;-)
Une fabuleuse semaine à vous tous et toutes mes amis