Poor Nigel, I found him poring over the dictionary in a complete state of flux saying that he had “discovered” a new word that wasn’t in it …but because it wasn’t in the dictionary, he didn’t have a clue what it meant!!!!!
When I asked him what the word was he said “urniture”! He said he had seen it on a wall on his way to work and it had aroused his word curiosity.
I hated to be the one to burst Nigel’s bubble ….but I know the wall, it’s the entrance to an antique restorers …. and as gently as I could, I had to tell him that he wasn’t the intrepid discoverer of a new word after all, the word should have been “furniture” …. but the “F” had dropped off, what is he like!