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05 March 2017

A grammatical mistake spotted in a Facebook post

One for Simon Green a 1993 Riguardo Brunello di Montalcino from the cellar :)
Simon Green Outstanding wine- hope you said a small prayer in appreciaton of its venerability, Alex?!! A votre sante with jealousy!!
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Michael Stensh-Brown For en English teacher, Simon, I am surprised at your invention of the word "venerability". A word with the suffix "-ability", or similar, implies that the noun it refers to may have that quality, or it may not. An old wine may be venerable (though that is debatable), but its age is a matter of fact, no possibility.

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