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List Of Games On I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - Late Arrivals (at A Society Ball)
... Until recently, the closing round is often "Late Arrivals at the such-and-such Ball" which descends directly from frequent incidental dialogue included in the earlier ... Late arrivals at the Drunkard's Ball could for example include Mr and Mrs Large-Whisky and their son Oliver (a pun on "I'll have a large whisky") ... The Politician's Ball famously gave rise to "Announcing the late arrival of.. ...

Famous quotes containing the word late:

    Arrive in the afternoon, the late light slanting
    In diluted gold bars across the boulevard brag
    Of proud, seamed faces with mercy and murder hinting
    here, there, interrupting, all deep and debonair,
    The pink paint on the innocence of fear;
    Walk in a gingerly manner up the hall.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)