Monday, January 28, 2008

The Beresford Manoeuvre

Lord Charles Beresford fell out with the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII. Attempting to effect a reconciliation, Edward invited Beresford to dinner. Beresford responded with a telegram - 'Very sorry. Can't come. Lies follow by post.' Having discovered that, I can almost taste the urge to use it myself. The telegram will have to be an email. Now I just have to find a way of persuading certain creeps to invite me to dinner.


  1. ha, ha. of course you know it really should be a txt msg - lies to follow by email attachment.

  2. *LOL* Reminds me of the undoubtedly apocryphal telegram, F*** YOU. STRONG LETTER FOLLOWS.