My real life villains ... are people with sloppy language habits, who don't articulate their words clearly, especially in call centres. Linguistic laziness is making it difficult for us to understand what our fellow citizens are saying.
Earlier posts on Alexander McCall Smith:
A Great Honour for Mechanics Everywhere. . . (Ink Scrawl Nugget 6)
Why Freud Doesn't Make Sense. . . (Ink Scrawl Nugget 5)