Like too many desperate thinktanks these days (hairdressers, forsooth?), it searches for something new to say for the sake of it: why bother to propose creating a host of health-insurance providers competing for the custom of NHS patients?
Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, 20 January 2006. Guardian
In an informal e-mail tooth survey of 27 colleagues and friends, I asked, among other things, whether they noticed other people's teeth, and two-thirds said forsooth.
She spoke: "By my troth, good husband, say quickly if they promise to end their telephonic importunings, thus granting us surcease of salesmen offering suspiciously low rates on long-distance calls to places we never call forsooth."
"A neighbor came to Nasrudin, asking to borrow his donkey. "It is out on loan," the teacher replied. At that moment, the donkey brayed loudly inside the stable. "But I can hear it bray, over there." "Whom do you believe," asked Nasrudin, "me or a donkey?" - Unknown