Whenever anyone talked too loudly or released a series of forceful sneezes, or so much as dropped a phone, a chorus of jestful
"shhhhssshs!" would rise from all corners of the newsroom.
I can't appreciate enough the creative freedom you gave me; the jestful
email correspondence and most importantly for giving me this position.
And he says that he "thinks" of her with a Spanish possessive adjective and a formal, though jestful
, form of address, "In Spanish I thought of her as Nuestra Sefiora de los Apple knockers" (229).