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A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Friday 22 November 2013

Language Barbarism

Who is to blame for the horrible verb "pickpocketing?"  Why has this disgusting construction been foisted on us - and by whom?  

I presume by the same sort of people who would say "mother-in-laws" - and militant cyclists, and global-warmists.

Who would say "pickstrawberrying" or "pickcherrying"?

The word of course should be "pocket-picking" - WITH the bloody hyphen.


Until the next time