Alex Massie

Snowgoating Christmas

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Snowgoat: [noun] Inclement weather blamed, expediently, for the failure to be at all organised. Especially in the matter of sending Christmas cards, purchasing proper presents, etc. [verb, trans], Make a snowgoat of. Derivatives: snowgoater, snowgoating, snowgoatism. eg, Florence was unimpressed by her uncle's attempt to use a snowgoat this Christmas.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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