Trebots @ Monday March 18th 2013 15:42

Rather weary yesterday PM after a morning's rabbit-hunting, so bumbled through Evelyn Waugh's brilliant Decline and fall and Vile bodies, which contain quite a number of afternoon naps. Conjecture: the British began to replace the expression with "siesta" as they started staying awake after lunch and drowsing off became associated with the lazy Latins. Refutation:

  • Decline and Fall (1) Decline and Fall is a novel by the English author Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1928. It was Waugh's first published novel; an earlier attempt, titled The Temple at Thatch, was destroyed by Waugh while still in manuscript form.
  • Evelyn Waugh (1) Arthur Evelyn St.
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