Fine Words for Foul Works
Language, Medical Practitioners, Crime
Discussing the 'fashion now for calling foul things for fine names', draws attention to a letter from a medical correspondent in the Daily Telegraph, who described how a murderer offered a 'fatal chalice' to his victim, a 'stagy' phrase which Punch considers 'entirely out of place in a medical analysis of the evidence brought forward in an actual case of crime'.
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