Brenda is on holiday somewhere on the water, and gave us these words
marrow, link, store, anchor, wake, navigate, stern, deck, pitch, sink, rail, port
You think I’m going to write something about boats or ships? Think again. A search for synonyms for these 12 words found more than 250, some of them too good to waste. I am in a silly mood.
‘Disgraceful’ complains Mrs Superstar
On News at Ten tonight, the anchor revealed that the wake for Johnny Superstar had been held in a liquor store, where the supply of vintage port would have decked even him, drinker to the marrow. Via satellite link, his widow railed at the behaviour of the guests who had managed to sink enough alcohol to float a battleship (a concession to marine expectations). Unable to navigate the route to the exit, one inebriated pop singer had pitched a bottle through the plate glass window and led the drunken revellers in a conga out into Piccadilly and along to Trafalgar Square. They dived into a fountain and were arrested en masse by a single stern copper. The party spent the rest of the night cooling off in the cells.