Hmm… no, I don't think that was it, sir---they'd heard you correctly the first time around...
Think nothing of it; they are not laughing at you---why, a man of the gentleman's standing, whose works and ideas influenced so many important thinkers of both the American and French Revolutions…no one would ever dare---they are laughing with you, sir!
There is no harm in it; we all have said silly stupid things about something or another in our lifetime. Besides...a man of your wit, sir...they'll think you were cracking a joke.
Philippe Katerine - Liberté, mon cul. Egalité, mon cul. Fraternité, mon cul.