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One more thing, asking afew:

increasingly insistent rumours have instanced a wish

This "instanced" sounds to me, I don't know, somehow upper-class. Worse, I had to look it up in the dictionary. Is it just me, or would there be a more common-language variant?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Sun Feb 3rd, 2008 at 07:20:36 AM EST
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Actually, "rumours" is part of the problem here. It's not rumours, since there are news items about people willing to back Blair etc. How about :

increasingly detailed news items have made evident a wish...

(Though "instanced" is not a good choice, I don't think there's an "upper-class/lower-class" issue here. The language of a petition should be as exact as possible, that's all. If you deliberately write it in tabloidese, the kind of people who sign petitions will take no notice of it - sorry if that sounds snobbish, but it's a fact).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Feb 3rd, 2008 at 09:36:24 AM EST
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