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Ambiguity is rife.

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Elegran Wed 02-Oct-19 12:18:38

Subheading to the headline of an item announcing the shock departure of Tesco boss Dave Lewis:- "The chief executive said it was a personal decision as his replacement is named Ken Murphy." Sounds a bit drastic to resign just because of someone's name . Is he married to that mythical umbrella owner with whalebone ribs?

(yes, I know, the "as" indicates the timing of his statement, not the reason for his decision)

BradfordLass72 Thu 03-Oct-19 09:07:16

Enjoyed this. smile

And from our own, dear GN.
One person not keen on avocados. Also has to be carried down the road so needs to be easy to transport.


EllanVannin Thu 03-Oct-19 10:27:52

As the meaning explains-----questionable !!?

Murphy as in Spud Murphy ? smile