Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am
Harry Heidelberg, Margo Kingston’s Webdiary stand-in, is revelling in his new role:
I am intrigued though by the fascination with language in some quarters (spelling, grammar and the like). I think that people need to write in a way that they can be understood but beyond that, they should not feel excluded just because they may not be polished essay writers. Other blogs and internet based commentary are filled with one-liners. Chimps can do one-liners. I’d rather a real person explain their perspective, complete with unusual words, rather than a glib one-liner. That’s what Webdiary is about though. Always has been.
“Always has-been”. Not a bad one-line description of Margo, that. Actually, chimps are notoriously incapable of one-liners; much like Webdiary correspondents, they prefer to chatter and shriek and make up their own words.
UPDATE. Activist chimps are no thappy!