So I'd better list a few things I'll be giving up for the next few weeks.
Shouting at the TV. In fairness, I don't do this too often. For instance, when
Speaking in Portuguese. It's an ancient, noble language. But abstinence is what Lent is all about, so I'll have to give it a miss until Easter. The fact that I don't actually know any Portuguese means that technically this isn't really much of a sacrifice, but one has to start somewhere. Pesaroso decepcioná-lo!
Saying "have a conversation with" when "talk" will suffice. No, really. It's beginning to irritate me. "We'll need to have a conversation with them about that." "I was having a conversation with Rachel about that project." No. No. NO. I don't know where it's come from. But it must stop right now.
Reading Daily Mail online news stories to laugh at other people's opinions. I swear, it's like a human zoo sometimes. It's a guilty pleasure of mine - some of the correspondents would be out of their depth in a puddle.
Eating broccoli. See "Speaking in Portuguese" to get the general gist of this none.
Singing "doo dooo, dee doo doo" whenever someone uses the word "phenomenon". This might be quite tricky.