And on the strength of peccadillos
, reprehensible in an author, but excusable in a son, the Anglo-Saxon race is accused of prudishness, humbug, pretentiousness, deceit, cunning, and bad cooking.
We Brits, mocked in France for our lack of interest in sex and our censorious approach to peccadillos
which most other nationalities would applaud in a man, have been surprised by French press reaction.
It could also be argued their various peccadillos
, and faux pas, have added some spice to their stories which has generated what might be called a prurient interest among visitors.
Members of both like to highlight the socalled plight of the rich and famous, whose personal peccadillos
are sometimes raucously exposed by the press.
Liverpool has so much to be proud of and such a rich cultural heritage to celebrate, that critics with their myopic views, who linger in the shadows waiting to snipe at any of our peccadillos
, (and there are many), should be exposed for their injudiciousness.
His private peccadillos
are a far cry from the clean-cut, wholesome image he lets the public believe.
The real point of Doyle's essay, it appears, is to take the reader to task for dwelling too long on the peccadillos
of Holy Mother Church, demanding perfection while condemning the church for its own humanity.