THE ADVOCATE 129
VOL. 80 PART 1 JANUARY 2022
By R.C. Tino Bella*
Re: Lack of Grumbles L.A.R.G.E.
It is with concern that I note in
the most recent edition of the
Advocate that there are no Grumbles.
Upon so noting, I am overcome
with a strange feeling that I
am channeling the late Gerry
Lecovin, Q.C., who, I am sure,
would find this troublesome.
Gerry, who claimed that his verbal
acumen was insufficient to express
to all those to whom he wished to
express, relied upon the Advocate
to express to all those he felt should
be concerned about what he was
concerned about—and he was concerned
about a lot.
I acknowledge the letter to the
editor in the most recent Advocate
from Kenneth Armstrong, Q.C.
However, this is a letter to the editor
and cannot be classified as a
Grumble, even though it is in rela-
tion to a Grumble. No true Grumble
should begin with “I was
delighted”. Mr. Armstrong’s letter
did, however, make reference to
“the Hon. Grant Burnyeat, Q.C.”
and the witty banter between
s.m.a.l.l. and L.A.R.G.E.
My first Grumble is by way of a
question. When one is referred to
by their title “Honourable” or its
abbreviated form “Hon.”, is it
appropriate to also include reference
to their Q.C.? Perhaps Grant,
who is well deserving of both accolades,
could set us on the correct
path in this regard.
My main Grumble, however,
relates to witty banter between
s.m.a.l.l. and L.A.R.G.E. I would
like to see more of this. For those
who may not be familiar with these
groups (should I call them groups?),
perhaps Grant or the editorial team
of the Advocate through their
research abilities would be kind
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