Fine is not a ten dollar word…..
…..it is simply a short word that is easy to spell…..
…..carries more than one meaning
Hemingway (Ernesto to his friends) liked to use it a lot
precisely because he eschewed the use of the higher
The Scots can’t spell it or just want to do everything
differently from their southern neighbours and so they
settle for the (Gaelic) variant ‘fyne’
The urban ‘yoof’ of today also use ‘fyne’ to describe a
member of the female of the species that is so ‘hot’ she
has caused the ‘i’ to morph into a ‘y’
Well all this is well and fine…..
…..but the G-man is troubled by the explosion in the use of
fines as another form of tax…..
…..the definition of tax is ‘revenue harvesting’ so…..
…..if you (read government official) can identify those areas
where folk traditionally operate in arrears
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