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."