Posted by Ann on September 25, 1997 at 20:10:08:
In response to The value of singeing v distressing ;-), written by Caroline on September 25, 1997 at 08:47:23
] I always consider "distressing " to mean "allowing the kids to throw it round the room, and the gardener to put his hobnails on it" whilst "singeing" suggests "relict from a great historic event, the only survivor, a museum piece and therefore far too expensive for mere mortals..."
I like your description, but I'm unfamiliar with the term "hobnails". Can you define please?
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