Mark McLellan (gentleman, scholar and acrobat) muses out loud.
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Under the Tuscan Sun
Currently reading "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes by way of preparatory research for our imminent Puglian purchase. She referred to her daughter's upcoming visit. Now American English has contributed many fine words to world English but "upcoming" is, I am afraid, not one of them. I find it an ugly word and how could a poet (as she is described on the cover) use it? What is wrong with 'imminent', 'forthcoming', 'impending', 'approaching' or even no adjective at all?
Sixty-something retired IT consultant living in London. Married to Mary and enjoying a dinky lifestyle in one of the greatest cities in the world. I do not blog political commentary, my work or my inner emotional life. That leaves my life really and the world around me. Enjoy it or not as you wish. For more see my Blog Manifesto