Dear Nick, Para 1: No, there was lots of competition. It's just that none of the others was as good. Which bit of "competition" don't you understand? Para 2: Of course you can disagree, but it would help if you provided reasons why: "It's ghastly because I don't like it" is a restatement of your undefended position, not an argument. Para 3: This is a pantomime argument. See also note on para 2 above. You don't like Fs. Who cares? Para 4: A childish joke, intellectually on a par with "you smell". Para 5: WHY is it not helpful? Cheers, R.