Four Letter Words

This weekend, after springing the old man out of Hospital in Inverness, and hanging around for a while getting on my parents nerves (and enjoying a smoke-free drink in the Misty-Isle Hotel cellar bar), the conversation among my mother, spouse and sister got surreal.

"Stop using four-letter words!" my mother commanded, after a quite risque pun.

"I shall, Mother", I stated. In the manner of Rumpole of the Bailey, I thought.

Try it for a while. Try getting through an entire conversation without using words containing between "Three and five minus one" letters. It sounds simple, eh ?

In the example above, my mother obviously was not under restriction...