I bookmarked this passage to post later, and now is later.. it still makes me smile.
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I like how Gussie's obsession with newts is supposed to be The Most Boring Thing Ever, but every time he goes off on a tangent about them my reaction is "please tell me more, this is much more interesting than your upper class twit friends are".
I did try saying things like, “I won’t bite,” only I said it while seething, so the message that actually got conveyed was that biting would be mild by comparison with whatever I would do instead.
This line of dialog, with the pronouns slightly shifted to get the POV characters right, would work in a Wodehouse novel describing an interaction between Bertie Wooster and Rodrick Spode.