Whose Body? Inappropriate use of words

“Bunter!”

“Yes, my lord.”

“Her Grace tells me that a respectable Battersea architect has discovered a dead man in his bath.”

“Indeed, my lord? That’s very gratifying.”

“Very, Bunter. Your choice of words is unerring. I wish Eton and Balliol had done as much for me…”

Рgratifying, the use of this word in place of something more appropriately sympathetic insinuates the event to be fortuitous.

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