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The trouble with being retired and a pedant


#1

Today I got a mailing which included “Members Favourites 2018”, with the proper English spelling too! I was skimming through it and was surprised not to see any cava amongst the Fizz. This got my attention so I started reading more carefully.
What I found was that “favourite” actually meant “bestselling producer-label wines”, which I didn’t really consider to be the same thing. Going back to Fizz I looked at Prosecco Brut I Duecentro and noticed that it had no reviews at all since 2016. For comparison I checked Hortas do Caiserinho Frisante which has 3 five star reviews for 2018. To me this seems a more likely 2018 favourite, though possibly not a bestseller.
So, in short, yes I have too much time on my hands. Should I consider going back to work, or just open another bottle?


#2

If you did the former you could do more of the latter!!


#3

Open another bottle and keep up the good work!


#4

And perhaps be able to afford more of my favourite wines!


#5


Rob a bank?? I’ll be the get away driver, split the heist :wink:


#6

I think that will have to be Plan B, or perhaps C, for the moment.


#7

Carry on @Andy999. Keep an eye on and call out blatant marketing nonsense


#8

Legal decent honest and truthful is the mantra for advertising I believe. I don’t know what the equivalent might be for internal membership distributions.


#9

I would advise against drinking to cure pedantry. It might work to an extent, but I fear it also increases the tendancy to rant and pick arguments online.