Bland and bun-faced isn’t a winning combination, even before he imposes his cricket-talk on people who don’t share his enthusiasm.

‘Father Phipps was in fact a bland, bun-faced man with an interest in county cricket which he obstinately believed us to share.’

Source: Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968 (1945)), p. 82

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