These are, of course, the heroes of the Jeeves stories by P. G. Wodehouse, which are basically what Jane Austen’s books would have been like if they had been written by Douglas Adams. Some of the books are on Wikisource and Project Gutenberg. There’s also a manga adaptation of one of the stories, available on… Continue reading Isn’t That A Little Bit Dangerous, Jeeves? 8/60
Bertie Wooster’s vocabulary is very esoteric. There’s a partial list of expressions here. Bertie (narrating): It’s not often that my man Jeeves runs into a set of circs. he can’t handle. He’s absolutely topping at dealing with pesky engagements and overbearing aunts. But when my cousin’s fiancée began smashing dinner-tables in one go, I confess… Continue reading Isn’t That A Little Bit Dangerous, Jeeves? 9/60
Bertie: I suppose the whole rummy situation got its start the week before… What ho, Jeeves! Jeeves: Sir! You’re home early… Bertie: Yes, well, bit of a fuss down at the club. Thought I’d better biff off before the constables broke it up, what? Jeeves: Indeed, sir. I must warn you– [CRASH!] Bertie: I say,… Continue reading Isn’t That A Little Bit Dangerous, Jeeves? 10/60
Jeeves: Sir, if I may… Bertie: Not a word, old thing! the young master will see this for himself! Jeeves…do my eyes deceive me… …or is there a little ruffian in my kitchen? Jeeves: I’m afraid there is, sir.
Bertie: Now see here! You can’t just invade a man’s home and start smashing up his crockery! Walter: I never woulda broken it if you hadn’t distrac– I mean…um… Gosh, mister…I’m real sorry about your plate. Please don’t get mad!
[sparkle sparkle] Bertie: I…er… No! The Wooster resolve will not be thwarted by a cute face. Tell me how you got in here, child! Walter: Oh! Mr. Jeeves let me in.
Bertie: Jeeves! Is this true? Jeeves: I’m afraid so, sir. This boy is homeless. He has no one to take care of him. I offered him clothing and a hot meal. I apologize for bringing him here without your permission. I’m afraid you will have to leave now. Walter: Aww, golly gee, Mr. Jeeves, I–… Continue reading Isn’t That A Little Bit Dangerous, Jeeves? 14/60
Jeeves: Come along, Walter. Bertie: Just a moment, Jeeves. Has he anywhere to go? Jeeves: No, sir. That is the usual meaning of ‘homeless’, sir. Bertie: Well, er…I suppose there’s no need to shove him out on the street just yet, eh? Jeeves: Just as you say, sir.
Narration: The first crisis came into the Wooster household the very next day. (Our young visitor had nothing to do with this one.) Bertie: Quickly, Jeeves! Pack the bags and set the motor running! Jeeves: Is something the matter, sir? Walter: Are they coming? Bertie: Something jolly well is! I almost got engaged! Walter: Is… Continue reading Isn’t That A Little Bit Dangerous, Jeeves? 18/60
Walter: Wait…if you’re almost engaged to a girl, why are you running away? How can you string somebody along like that? Bertie: I didn’t do anything! I didn’t intend to end up engaged! It just happened! Walter: You can get accidentally engaged? Mr. Jeeves! How come you work for an id– Jeeves: Come help me… Continue reading Isn’t That A Little Bit Dangerous, Jeeves? 19/60