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This is the diary of a pissed-off toff.

That is pretty self-explanatory. But let me expand a little.

By birth, education and upbringing, I am what they call a toff. Furthermore, I am more or less permanently pissed-off about everything.

“Everything?” I hear you say.

Yes, jolly nearly everything. Not just the ever-more-numerous trials and tribulations of daily life in England; not just the infinitely depressing spectacle of my own country going down the tube while we all look on impotently; but also the fact that I am broke, dispossessed, and increasingly alienated from almost every aspect of the modern world.

“I say, aren’t you exaggerating a bit?” you ask.

Not really. Anyhow, this is my diary. Or, if you prefer, the fulminations of a pissed-off toff who wonders whether it is he or the world that has gone stark raving mad …

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Pride and Prejudice revisited

Pissed-off Toff’s first offering for the year of Our Lord MMXXI is not a seething polemic about the present, but a backwards look at a lost past and an exploration … Keep Reading

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Diary 10: Happy Christmas

In a rare moment of goodwill, Pissed-off Toff wishes his readers a very Happy Christmas. Dear readers, Thank you for following Pissed-off Toff over the last year. I can’t say … Keep Reading

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The battle for the soul of Eton

As the headmaster of Eton publicly reveals himself to be a ‘woke’ tyrant, Pissed-off Toff fears for the direction in which the world’s most famous school is heading. It was … Keep Reading

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Quiz 2: the answer

In which Pissed-off Toff provides the answer to his second quiz and names the winner. In the second edition of my quiz, I asked readers whether they knew of any bona … Keep Reading

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Language – like – evolves?

Pissed-off Toff explores the recent phenomenon of the ubiquitous filler word ‘like’. Having come down from Cambridge in the early 1980s, my friend Johnny settled and married in Italy. He … Keep Reading

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Who wants to be human?

As the winter solstice approaches, and as the yuletide festivities remind us of what marvels can occur, Pissed-off Toff announces to the world that he self-identifies as a trans-species parrot. For … Keep Reading

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The Riot Club

Pissed-off Toff reviews a fairly recent film called The Riot Club, in which more-or-less upper-class undergraduates at Oxford are portrayed as being not only beyond the pale in every way, … Keep Reading

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Oligarchs are good for you!

As the international super-rich devour London, and as they turn their greedy eyes to the rest of our country, some economists insist that we should celebrate. Pissed-off Toff marvels at … Keep Reading

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