As JD's henchman I share his responsibility for keeping our esteemed editor out of court – specifically by keeping libellous comments out of our magazine.
So when our news editor filed a story describing the defendant in a court case as "shoddy and dodgy" we subs insisted that the source of this derogatory remark be revealed. Even defendants in court cases have their rights, after all.
She was soon back in the engine room with the answer: "It was his solicitor". Well that's OK then, but you have to wonder how the alleged miscreant felt when he heard the lawyer he was paying for describe him thus.
The ambiguous Oxford comma
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