- s pompously ultraconservative and nationalistic
- A paleolithic fetish 77,000 years old and shaped like a bunch of grapes made Gaston Lachaise's blimpish Standing Woman (1932) look a comparatively svelte great-granddaughter.
- The Tarzan role was typical: he played Brigadier Sir Basil Bertram, a blimpish general.
- Out under the never-setting sun, one of the socialist governors turned more blimpish than Colonel Blimp.
- Alan Ayckbourn in WhatsOnStage.com
Despite his own longevity and extraordinary output, Ayckbourn told The Times: "I know I sound blimpish, but I do feel the straight play is a doomed species. And what I get really angry about is the terrible starvation of the theatre out of London....
- Paul Theroux in The Australian
Of the evaluation, Theroux writes that he and Iyer assigned points "to those who travelled alone and wrote well, detracting points for attitude, posturing, lying, fictionalising or being blimpish".