‘Do you know okidoki?’

‘Just a lot of bunny-hops.’


‘If I wanted to thrust my hand into hot sand I would go to the seaside.’


‘A waste of good bricks.’

‘No kando?’

‘You made that one up.’


‘Bad-tempered flower-arranging.’

‘Déjà-fu?’  That got a reaction.  Lu Tze’s eyebrows raised.

‘Déjà-fu?  You heard that rumour?  Ha!  None of the monks here knows déjà-fu,’ he said.  ‘I’d soon know about it if they did.  Look, boy, violence is the resort of the violent.  In most tight corners a broomstick suffices.’

Terry Pratchett, “Thief of Time”

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