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Post 1


Loath as I am to staunch the flow of generous sentiments from Mr Bywater's column, I feel compelled to point out that a person (or persona) who employs a butler and consumes Krug, room temperature or otherwise, would surely not have facial characteristics suggestive of "a strict religious code of self-denial".

Instead that chiselled appearance may be better described as aesthetic, i.e. "relating to the sense of what is beautiful".

Blame the word-of-the-day concept for my pedantry before you hurl those handfuls of rotting vegetables ('Bywater's vocabulary has gone napiform') smiley - smiley


Post 2

Mark Moxon

Is that "loathe" that you are...? smiley - winkeye

Pedantry. I love it.


Post 3


Hi Mark.

Actually, I believe that 'loath' is the preferred spelling in that situtation:




I think the first of the two spellings fits the context better.

Pedantry, don't talk to me about pedantry.... smiley - winkeye


Post 4


But, Spartus, it tends to be difficult not to! smiley - smiley

(Get your teeth into that one.)

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