When my brother and I began potholing as late teenagers, 40-odd years ago, we were dependent on others for transport, as neither of us drove. That the club we joined was based in our small
Harry Hopalot likes to hop. That’s certainly true.
But what else does Harry like to do?
Comedian Steve Coogan has generously pledged to double any donations to Hacked Off, the group which campaigns for regulation of press excesses, and for implementation of the Leveson Inquiry’s recommendations.
Now, in an outrageous attempt to undermine Mr Coogan’s beneficence,
stick’y (adj.) adhesive: tenacious: gluey: muggy: difficult (coll.): unpleasant (coll.) (Chambers English Dictionary).
‘Sticky’ is one of the most popular words in the English language, and is responsible for describing a wide range of both pleasurable, and unpleasant, experiences (although the above definition doesn’t adequately reflect the two extremes).
However, some experiences incorporate both,
“Shut the fuck up!” Obviously an Americanism, but one of the better ones. When one is appealing for a bit of peace and quiet, there’s nothing like being direct, and a high level of distress usually requires this approach.
If the racket isn’t that bad, and you’re still relatively in control of your emotions, sometimes a polite “I say, old chap, would you mind awfully keeping it down a bit – I can’t hear myself fart over here!” might suffice.
And, of course, you shouldn’t use bad language in front of children, so the