Student or Learner
There is a brief excerpt of the Oscar Wilde’s “ The Importance of Being Earnest”. Would you be kind enough explain to me in plain English the meaning of the expression in bold.
Algernon. I'll reveal to you the meaning of that incomparable expression as soon as
you are kind enough to inform me why you are Ernest in town and Jack in the country
Jack. Well, produce my cigarette case first.
Algernon. Here it is. [Hands cigarette case.] Now produce your explanation, and pray make it improbable.[Sits on sofa.]
Jack. My dear fellow, there is nothing improbable about my explanation at all. In fact it's perfectly ordinary.
Old Mr. Thomas Cardew, who adopted me when I was a little boy, made me in his will guardian to his granddaughter,
Miss Cecily Cardew. Cecily, who addresses me as her uncle from motives of respect that you appreciate, lives at my
place in the country under the charge of could not possibly her admirable governess, Miss Prism.
Thank you for your efforts.
Thank you for your interesting interpretation. Maybe something of the kind of the Oriental stories from the Scheherazade’s “The Thousand and One Nights”.
Thank you for your inventiveness.
Thank you for your kindness. Your interpretation is very close to the mentioned above which consolidate its plausibility.