Sunday, July 31, 2005

Apocrypha (10)

I was listening to a less-than-riveting piece of evidence the other day when I was struck by the fact that nobody lives in a house any more. Everyone refers to their "property". I suppose that this is the result of the scores of turgid improve-your-home-and-make-a-bundle TV shows that are inflicted on viewers these days, but it manages to be both pompous and inaccurate. Property is a lawyer's word with a particular meaning, but we all know what a house is.

I may have to start clarifying matters when people refer to their property in the future. Just to ensure accuracy of course.

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