I realise that animal skin rugs are not to every one's taste. I accept and respect that. What I do not accept or respect is the smug attitude of the politically correct brigade and their pat regurgitated response of " I prefer it on the animal", inevitably delivered in an insidious and whining manner.
Do people who speak like this honestly think they sound original and clever? Have they ever sounded original or clever? No, given their general appearance and demeanour, I don't imagine they have ever been or are ever likely to be mistaken for either. My response to these individuals is and has always been that of a wry smile and a polite 'hmm'. What else can one do without engaging them in conversation (too unbearable) or being deliberately rude (too easy) ?
Well, I have had enough.
Thanks to two particularly repellent denizens of Leeds, from here on in it is open season on the PC brigade and their drivel. This war of attrition is over. Like Maeve Brennan, I too, "have a tongue that can clip a hedge". Now, even though it may be akin to breaking a butterfly on a wheel, I am prepared and willing to use it unreservedly.