2) 'A claim, by implication, an unjustified one' so says Chambers.
This is May, full of promise with flapping blouses of cloudy blossom blowing delightful expectation into our eyes. We hardly notice brown crunchy daffodils making way for fresh green vanity bursting like silent bullets all around. Oh yes, much promise accompanying mad birds and high white cumulus scudding the wind in painfully blue skies. Where is the grey now? What is making people smile like lunatics at the same folk they'd have scowled at two days before? How can we resist such a show to draw us from our stuffy interior existence, casting off clouts like there's no tomorrow, let alone the end of the month. Ah me, how we display our need for Spring.
Yep, I have joined the list people. Of course it's 1) 'Foolish vanity or pretence, self importance or affectation' but it's also grabbing some of this wonderful life and the wonder of what it has to offer and just bloody well taking it.
This from Karine Polwart: Follow the Heron at Brighton's Komedia, where I did not see her but someone did! She really does love tweeting too.