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Musing in the wake of other sensational words to describe the style of distinctive creatives, (Orwellian, Keatsian, Dickensian, Pythonesque) is it a generally held belief that our own dear, darling Jasper deserves one of these 'demonstative adjectives'. Oui? Non? Bof?
He's (his lovely works) are certainly more like themselves than anything else: "Edward Lear Meets George Orwell" and similar. (That's a whole other kettle of fish; X meets X.) What do we think Jasper would like best?
Ffordian? Ffordesque? Ffordescent? Ffordellian? Ffordophelean? Or someother fabulised attention-skewering bastardisation of language?
Answers on a postman please. Marzipan Deities for the victors.
I go with Robert on 'Jasperean', but I think 'Ffartworks' should be reserved for the postcards etc. 'Ffordean' etc might lead to confusion with his female namesake - but that might be keeping it in the family, so to speak.
There's now a ten quid fee on its use for every time the word is used in any private, public, inebriated (even if the word you meant to say only sounded like this) or dreaming desmeign. If you even think of the word (or think about thinking of it) you have to send me five quid.
If you can't pay, you will have to be my slave for an indeterminant period and should report immediately to the clubrooms of the Murrumbidgee Wind-Breakers Association, Tarcutta St. Wagga Wagga, NSW, Aust. so that the toilets can be cleaned. And - by God - don't they need it.