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Thursday, 12 January 2017

The biggest jobs of the year: a rant.

I like to receive friends' end-of-year newsletters. Whether people have been partying in Preston, pogoing in Panama, potting up pickles, or playing Polonius, it's good to hear their news.

Mind you, I was somewhat dismayed when one friend informed me that enclosed with her letter was a photo-montage of her family's doings.

Luckily the photo-montage turned out mostly to consist of lines of grinning people obscuring views.

Well, that was a relief.

Word To Use With Care Today: doings. Apparently the use of doings to mean something best left euphemistically undefined is confined to Britain and New Zealand. This is rather a pity: but, hey, it might be something to bear in mind when you're visiting. 


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