"[The love letter] read as though someone had turned on the poetry tap and then absent-mindedly gone on holiday."
"Glenda was taken aback and affronted at the same time, which was a bit of a squeeze."
"Don't drink that - that's cider vinegar!" "I'm only drinking the cider bit."
"Juliet's version of cleanliness was next to godliness, which was to say it was erratic, past all understanding and was seldom seen."