Sub-editors are essential. All journalists will, under torture naturally, admit that this is the case. So let me introduce you to my new sub - TypePad.
For some reason I have yet to work out and, in the end, can't be bothered to spend any more time than I have already trying to, TypePad decided that two place names in my last posting - `Bourneville' and `California' - had to appear on separate lines.
This is despite the fact that no carriage returns were inserted, ordered, left over from the previous post or any other of a million excuses that might be offered. I have tried everything I can think of to make those words play their humble role as integral parts of sentences but they insist on standing alone - out and proud protesting the right of place names to appear emblazoned and individual and not forced to mix with the common hoi poloi of ordinary words.
So I apologise for my sub-editor. If I could fire the recalcitrant little toe-rag I would but for now I appear to be stuck with him/her/it.
There is, probably, a reason for it happening. No doubt it is to do with my using some bit of Microsoft wotsit in a Java thingie without first coding the Lord's Prayer in PL/1. But after all these years of laughable cock-ups you would by now think that those that provide this stuff would be able to get a simple cut and paste from a word processor to a Blog entry to actually work.
I, and a million companies that increasing depend on this stuff to survive, obviously expect far too much.