05 November 2011

Flashman: Plungers

I asked him what he meant by plunging.

'Oh,' he says, 'a plunger is a fellow who makes a great turnout, don't you know, and leaves cards at the best houses, and is sought by the mamas, and strolls in the Park very languid, and is just a hell of a swell generally. Sometimes they even condescend to soldier a little--when it doesn't interfere with their social life. Good-day, Mr Flashman.'

Flashman, George MacDonald Fraser (1969)


Ian Dundrillon said...
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A.E.F. said...

Tell me Admiral, what kind of a man has no manners?

La Sombra Sofisticada said...

I recently bought a pile of Flashman novels, I look forward to reading them!