Circumlocution Office

He wound and wound folds of white cravat round his neck, as he wound and wound folds of tape and paper round the neck of the country.

Charles Dickens Little Dorrit Quotations (Chapter 10). He wound and wound folds of white cravat round his neck, as he wound and wound folds of tape and paper round the neck of the country.

The Department is accessible to the Public, if the Public approaches it according to the official forms; if the Public does not approach it according to the official forms, the Public has itself to blame.

The Department is accessible to the Public, if the Public approaches it according to the official forms; if the Public does not approach it according to the official forms, the Public has itself to blame.

It being one of the principles of the Circumlocution Office never, on any account whatever, to give a straightforward answer.

It being one of the principles of the Circumlocution Office never, on any account whatever, to give a straightforward answer.

No public business of any kind could possibly be done at any time without the acquiescence of the Circumlocution Office. Its finger was in the largest public pie, and in the smallest public tart. It was equally impossible to do the plainest right and to undo the plainest wrong without the express authority of the Circumlocution Office.

No public business of any kind could possibly be done at any time without the acquiescence of the Circumlocution Office. Its finger was in the largest public pie, and in the smallest public tart. It was equally impossible to do the plainest right and to undo the plainest wrong without the express authority of the Circumlocution Office.

Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving – HOW NOT TO DO IT.

Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving – HOW NOT TO DO IT.