l’esprit de l’escalier: Word of the day for July 14, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

l’esprit de l’escalier , n : The phenomenon when a conversational rejoinder or remark only occurs to someone after the opportunity to make it has passed. Today is Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille that took place on this day 230 years ago in 1789.