Official body announces ‘Twixt’ season

The British Verbiage Society, the body responsible for overseeing the use of funny-sounding words, announced that today is the official start of the Twixt season.

“From today, it’s perfectly acceptable to say something like ‘perhaps we could meet up twixt Christmas and the New Year’”, said the society’s spokesman Trevor Anderson. “Although the requirement remains that you have to signal that you’re using the word ironically, perhaps through elaborate over-pronunciation”.

Usage in other contexts remains forbidden; “Obviously, no amount of irony can stop a phrase such as ‘I’m caught twixt a rock and a hard place’ sound like it’s being uttered by a complete imbecile.” Several south London estate agents are being held on suspicion of continuing to describe properties as being ‘twixt the Commons’.


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