Matthew Arnold, a famous man of sport and English letters, wrote, in an ancient essay entitled "Literary Influence of Academies" and speaking, so he claimed, for "all of us (who) like to go our own way", in a male chauvinist world of course-
We like to be suffered to lie comfortably in the old straw of our habits, especially our intellectual habits, even though this straw may not be very clean and fine".
He specialised in showing it in the best possible light.
And therefore, the locking of Brit 1 was a bit of a jolt.
wande's explanation was somewhat derogatory of jespah's capacities I felt. It was backed up by an assertion the truth of which we are hardly likely to check out. There could well have been a very good reason to lock Marlboro threads. A title like that would naturally attract roughnecks who don't mince their words.
It hints that wande thinks that jespah was brought up pulling the wings off butterflies and daddylonglegs.
It is possible that jespah might not have liked me censuring Steve for not sternly wagging a finger at the lad who was kissing a girl in public.
jespah might be an intellectual who fully understands the import of that short jest.
Evidence for that ?
No1- jespah manages, I'll say, a media outlet and it is the sacred duty of a lady who does that to be the spokesperson of womanhood.
No2- Lads kissing girls in public are in the ****.
No3- The intellectual objective of womanhood is to drop men in the ****.
It's simple. It only doesn't add up if underestimating jespah is a wise move. Which I doubt.
No4- The remark I made demonstrates that I represent the poor, helpless victims who Bill Greenwell immortalised in his famous line-
"The last rasping gasp of the mantis's groom".
(Cut to Mac chopping trees down).
No5-It is unlikely that jespah is a fish gutter. It is much more likely that she's media savvy. Possibly really savvy. There are some hot-shots in them there parts which are 8 hours behind. She is running an international cyber pub and a woman running a pub consists of 50% of the composition of the "perfect woman". Being loaded being a mere trifle.
No6- This is not the first time a thread I take some interest in has been locked. I am a founder member of the most exclusive club in the world. It only has 7 members and I don't know who the others are.
No7- Anybody who thinks that jespah is not an intellectual of the highest water is running the risk that the sap kissing in public was running, probably still is, they never learn, and if she isn't what difference does it make?
I could talk my way out of that easy.
So. Where does that leave us?
Just wait till Mathos comes back from his machismo display in the torrid zones with tales of crocodiles biting his swimming trunks. He is blissfully unaware that Tarzan had no trunks on when he swam across the river frantically.