Like most pensioners, much of my time is spent watching property programmes on daytime TV; I just heard a hyperactive presenter describe a bungalow with a dormer window as a bungle-high.
Clever or excruciating, you decide.
And JD, here's one for the glossary: executant – one who performs an action. Clearly if one can execute an order (as distinct from a felon) there has to be an executant; this is one more example of a theoretical word that you never hear.
So next time one of JD's charges has failed to deliver copy on time I'm sure he'll be able to baffle him or her with a sentence including the word executant. There's a challenge for you.
The ambiguous Oxford comma
6 days ago