Have you noticed the irritating proliferation of abstract nouns recently?
I’m sure it all started when former professional sportsmen (and women) were let loose on the airwaves in the mistaken belief anyone could become a pundit.
As anyone who has endured the incoherent ramblings of Ian Wright will attest, this is not the case. David Pleat recently observed that a particular defender was not merely comfortable marking a striker, he showed ‘comfortability’ in the role.
A friend of mine recently told me his daughter (a talented musician) was informed by a teacher at her school that she possessed ‘musicality.’
We can only hope this person doesn’t also teach English. There’s only so much unprofessionality a person can put up with.