The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2844163
Posted By: Amos
19-Feb-10 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Hawk, Hawk, please sit back and fine tune your sense of injustice. You will note my somewhat acerbic comment had a direct antecedent in which yon Bookster wanted to correct a perfectly sound use of English from some imaginary pillar of superiority--much as you often do yourself. Unfortunately this is a premise I find unacceptable, corrosive, and only remediable by a sharp smack on the cybernose.
Perhaps you and Rapaire have four tin ears between you. Speaking of which, the wonderfully resonant phrase "half-wit welkin" is unfortunately an empty one, semantically null. The welkin, you should know, is an archaic phrase for the cosmos, the celestial sphere, the heavens or firmament. It is not usually something one assigns the notion of wittedness to. Even less so, half-wittedness.
Perhaps you meant "winkle", a small Atlantic mollusc?