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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Thing To Do Today: eschew something.


Bless you!

Of all the things one may wish to eschewpeople who sneeze must be near the top of the list.

According to my Collins Dictionary you can only eschew things which are unlikeable or injurious, so that makes eschewing something a simple delight and almost a duty.

So, things to eschew today:

Ready meals. The fact that many British ready meals have been stuffed with horsemeat for no-one-knows-how-long and no one has noticed tells you everything you need to know about them as a culinary experience.

Nylon vests. Nylon vests are shocking. No, literally shocking. Especially if you shake hands with someone who is wearing one. Ouch!

Vests of any other fabric. And playing hockey. Obviously. I swore to eschew both of these as a teenager and it has improved my life immeasurably.

So be happy: work out what you don't want and eschew something nasty today.

Thing To Do Today: eschew something. This word comes from the Old French eschiver, and is probably something to do with the Old High German word skiuhan, to frighten away.

1 comment:

  1. I love the word eschew and am always eschewing all kinds of things but I am cleaving devotedly to VESTS without which I would not be!! Love them and wear them almost all the year round! Mind you, they are quite glam and made of delicious fabrics nowadays. No nylon anywhere.