> I understood what Mr Blandiver was saying without any difficulty.
>>Can you be certain of that? Perhaps, consciously or subconsciously, you put your own meaning to it? The trouble is with any statement of no, little, or ill-defined meaning is that it can mean just about anything that anybody wants it to, and will mean different things, often wildly different things, to different people; thus it fails as a means of communication of a single idea.
Yes, I can, because Mr B was kind enough to give a careful paraphrase of the offending utterance. It's not just the words, not just the grammar: the context points you towards the meaning too. I guess I am a genius after all.
And what's the problem with big words, chaps? I'm told Shakespeare used a few...