Along with my fondness for certain vaguely-foreign words is an affection for British baked breakfast and tea-time pastries --- which got me into trouble the other day when a couple of neurons shorted out, and instead of saying "crumpets and scones", I asked about "strumpets" ...

(see also OxfordCommas (25 Jan 2004), ... )

TopicLanguage - TopicHumor - TopicPersonalHistory - 2004-02-11

(correlates: UnfortunateMisparsing, SafetyFirst, Worse Obsessions, ...)