Our recent coverage of Orwell's vision of the past, old maids making their way to holy communion, has caused dissent. We say: old maids hiking, others claim, mistakenly, that it was old maids biking.
That timely news outlet in our city, The Bristol Blogger, disagreed. Indeed, they said we were talking "bollocks" and challenging us to a duel. Furthermore, one of his on-line allies, BristleKRS, scanned in p75 of the 'Collected Essays, Journalism And Letters' volume 2 (first published 1968; Penguin edition 1970):-
However, that is the old version. It has been declared an unbook. Henceforth here is the new edition
Anyone with an existing paper copy is instructed to remove their old copy and insert a printed out version of our new version. We expect the known subversives in the city to comply.
On the topic of the duel, Captain Bikebeard has offered their homemade tallbikes for a duel. However, that would involve riding a bicycle, and that would be unacceptable.
Instead we have bought the Bristol Blogger a beer. One of the drinks on this table is our gift to them.
There. No need for long-lasting literary feuds in this city. Not when they can be settled over a couple of beers in one of the many fine drinking establishments in the city.