Bowled over by speech

April 6, 2001

Two members of the Scottish Parliament's enterprise and lifelong learning committee clashed last week - not over policies, but ancient Greek pronunciation.

Liberal Democrat MSP George Lyon accused the opposition of hyperbole, which he pronounced "hyperbowl".

Tory grande dame Annabel Goldie sniffed: "That is not a term with which I am familiar, but it seems redolent of a big, gaping receptacle."

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