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In an odd sort of way I can sympathise with the feelings of the writers, because I feel much the same as they do when I go into, say, a supermarket and am gabbled at in one of the many rather ugly-sounding and indistinct dialects of English that are the norm.
No doubt the people responsible for this ghastly, incongruous deal will argue about marketing opportunities, spreading the appeal of the game and all the usual guff gabbled by sporting leeches, but they will never convince me of the need to take an occasion away from true supporters.
I could see his interest waning, so I gabbled on: "And we're using shredded newspapers for the nesting boxes: the Telegraph when they're broody and the News of the World when we want them to mate.
If I wanted it gabbled, I left out all the full stops - like James Joyce in Ulysses.
I struggled to hear Lady Lydia Languish in the first act and a couple of the actors gabbled through their words at such a rate that much of it was lost.
Lame guests were asked dull questions while Davina gabbled away like a reject from Friends.
Individual voices gabbled at artificially high speed then slowed to a comprehensible pace, amplified then receded, luring listeners from column to column in pursuit of elusive snatches of narrative.
Whenhe got through, he gabbled to the operator: 'Ma friend is deid
As a regimental march it's never been that intimidating and of late it's become downright feeble - the first two lines roared out lustily enough but the third gabbled (perhaps because older fans are still harking on about those Oysters while the younger generation throw down the gauntlet to United) and the fourth petering out in an embarrassing mumble.
in the seer's gabbled prophecy and relate it to the much later scene where this hefty heirloom descends in the aftermath of the explosion which wipes out Saleem's relatives, removing his memory?
Worse is the exasperated complaint "they just gabbled away at me in Chinese.
In the background, Conrad gabbled on about the poor quality and duplication of CP reporting.