July 6th, 2003

writing

Sheesh...

Something nudged me to write this. Don't read it if you may get upset - but, I promise, it's only fiction. Nothing need happen the way it does here; it's only a test piece.
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Mh. Even the BBC is slipping, or is it only the CofE?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/030706/80/e3sdz.html

Correct me if I'm wrong, but so far as I'm concerned celibacy is the condition of being unmarried, or more modernly, voluntarily not being in a relationship. Abstinence, or more specifically continence, is the forgoing of sex which may or may not occur within a marriage or other relationship.

Therefore "John has said that he is celibate although in a 27-year committed relationship" is meaningless. He may be continent within the relationship, but he certainly isn't celibate.

CofEers, has celibate taken on a new official meaning, or is this just sloppy English?
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writing

Stuff on hold

Katherine's just sent me some work-related stuff to do which needs to be done by tomorrow morning. Given it's a Priority One call, I'll be submerged and uncontactable until it's done.
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They're not loganberries

in my garden, they're tayberries. Similar, but nicer. If anyone in the Coventry area wants a cane (they do grow quite astoundingly, so you'll need trellises and stuff), give me a shout in the autumn and I'll give you one.

*wipes juicy purple face and returns to work*
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