“Some people are like Slinkies - not really good for anything,
but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.”
What's a canoer?They're like people who play the piano - a pianer.Or those that play the flute - a flauter.
Not to be confused with a Marxer who unlike a Marxist (topical in the current Olympic context) is a actually a doer. The marxER (suffix er - an abbreviated form of doer) marks time whereas the marxIST dishes time (hence the suffix ist).Hence a canoist would dish canoes while a canoer would do them. Now we wouldn't want people dishing canoes during the Chinese Olympics, would we?See, it's all quite simple and logical in this age of relative equivalence!
ahhh spelling canoeist ... tsk tsk
Shouldn't this have been picked up by an Editist or Sub-Editist?
Hey, canoer is obviously a scottish word!
Problem is that he might not be a 'canoer' but a 'kayaker'.Cheers
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