"Neither a borrower nor a lender be."being one of them. unfortunately, I have broken this in that I am indebted to the inestimable and grammatically unimpeachable Nosemonkey who has deigned to visit and comment upon this humble blog. He says that it is
Good stuff - witty and in character throughout, so have a gander.Wow! That is high praise from such a noted giant of the blogosphere.
He is perceptive, in that he suspects that your Pedant-General
... may or may not himself have connections to a certain region of Scotland ...which, in this instance, is correct.
Thus, my thoughts fall this great and ancient capital city, and to the forthcoming entertainment to be visited upon it.
Never let it be said that your egalitarian and meritocratic Pedant-General does not cater for all sections of society. It is well known that those of us who are of a,
persuasion have a distinct fondness for the most pedantic form of textual deconstruction and are therefore regular visitors to this site.
With this in mind, and as an aid to the "class struggle", I thought such readers might appreciate a weather forecast, so that they pack their
I have an inside track here as, moving in the circles that one does, I am personally acquainted with the Director General of Her Majesty's Meteorological Office. Following a short telephone conversation yesterday, he has kindly furnished me with a forecast for the Edinburgh area, with specific regard to the vicinity of Princes St. This is reproduced below.
Nothing out of the ordinary really, for those of us who are used to the unpredictable nature of the weather up here:
We expect a light gamma radiation spike, possibly as a result of a meltdown at Torness on Monday, which may raise the ambient temperature to an uncomfortable level during the day. I understand that the Lothian and Borders Police will be on hand to cool down passers-by with their handy portable water-cannons. A light cloud cover (of CS Gas) will reduce visibility, mostly at ground level.
However, this should pass quickly into a nuclear winter overnight.
Hailstones. As big as your fist. Tin foil hat probably won't be enough.
A meteor shower. Impact craters expected to swallow buses whole. It would be inadvisable to be outside. Or in Edinburgh at all really. See above.
A warm front of poisonous frogs expected 1000hrs, to continue into the evening.
Overcast. Trains expected to be delayed.
Actually, this isn't entirely true. But there will be a plague of locusts.