29 April 2014


“I am Psmith," said the old Etonian reverently. "There is a preliminary P before the name. This, however, is silent. Like the tomb. Compare such words as ptarmigan, psalm, and phthisis.”

P.G. Wodehouse, Psmith, Journalist (1915)

1 comment:

Per Varios Casus said...

"Psmith. The p is silent, as in pshrimp."