Posted Thursday April 7
I have 3 obscure words for you today:-
fastuous adj. arrogant; showy.
fabulist n.- recounter of fables; liar
flatulopetic adj.- pretentious, pompous
"Watch out, here comes pompous Tom" said Max. Sure enough, the flatulopetic Thomas Fotherington was heading our way clutching a bottle of bubbly and four flutes. Another lad’s night in the Dog and Duck was about to be hijacked.
Fastuous Thomas is something of a fabulist, so whatever he tells us we take with an oversized pinch of salt!
'My dear friends, greetings' he said as he pulled up a chair and sat himself in our midst. He made a great show of popping the cork from the champers, the sound of which startled a lady at the next table, so much so that she dropped her glass of chateau plonk on the flagstone floor with scene-stealing effect.
To cut a long story short, and believe me it was pretty lengthy, he told us that 'Mater and Pater' (Mum and Dad to you and me) were retiring to their country estate and he was taking over the family business.
It was then that an old school chum of his bounced up to us. Thomas cringed and turned away hoping he hadn't be spotted. "Watch'a Tommy boy" he shouted, thumping Thomas on the back. "I hear your parents are giving up the corner shop. They'll have more time to spend at the caravan now". Thomas huffed and puffed and huffed some more, then excused himself saying he had an important meeting to go to.
The champagne was nice.
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