Having recently revelled in the bursting descriptions of a quaffing, boozing, drunken chef in Mervyn Peake’s Titus Groan, I was surprised to see the collective noun for the profession of cook being ‘temperance’.¬† Perhaps Swelter is the exception proving the rule.

And equally surprising to see that another, perfectly respectable, profession collectively described as a ‘drunkenship’. ¬†Shum mishtake, shurly?


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