Which brings me to the 'important survey' various folk have been yattering
about recently, which tells us women an important new fact - that 63% of us think their friends' houses are dirty, and that 58% of us (thank heavens for that kinder 5%, then) also check for dust and dirt when visiting their homes.
No mobile phones, no news channels, no yattering
friends or family, it can become addictive.
So busy was I yattering
to a friend at the end of our meal that I didn't notice that my crisp white napkin, discarded and lying on top of the table, was straddling a small candle.
, especially if it's from Premier League clubs, but I'm happy here.
Boorish celebs and wannabes yattering
while Davina struggled on to do her unenviable job - and did it very well, too.
And the other hero of the afternoon was the irrepressible Walsh, who, if he hadn't got to get back for Punchestown, would still be yattering
away in the Sandown winner's enclosure when they were going to post for the Eclipse in July.
It'd just be like that rotter Bin Laden to start yattering
We see them all the time, photographed as their kids are expelled or arrested or convicted or giving birth at 12, and they all look the same: sullen faces, dead eyes and bitter mouths endlessly yattering
on about "my rights
And some people have even been known to sneer, 'There she goes, yattering
on about skinning rabbits and she couldn't even drive a car.
BATTERING (14): 1 HATTERING MATTERING NATrERING PATTERING TATTERING YATTERING
, 2 BETTERING BITTERING BUTTERING, 3 BANTERING BARTERING, 4 BATHERING, 6 BATTELING BATTENING