l’esports d’escalier

I’m a big fan of the French term l’esprit d’escalier and its German counterpart, treppenwitz. A while back, Matthew RF Balousek posted a joke response to one of those “how do you spell esports?” threads with the most excellent l’esports d’escalier, which delighted me.1

Last week on the weekly Tuesdays at Ten on Twitch stream, I was playing wodar and I realized after a game where I failed to realize a good play right at the end that I’d had a real-life l’esports d’escalier moment:


  1. I discovered and favorited it a week later, and this happened: https://twitter.com/mrfb/status/543916041483452417 []

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