We've been having some really foul weather recently; bad enough to keep us indoors, watching afternoon TV with our cup of Lapsang and McVities digestive.
A favourite Tea-Time afternoon BBC programme is about buying property in the countryside, and it occasionally involves my screaming at the TV.
Previously my gripes have been about their use of the word 'vaulted', which they use willy-nilly for any ceiling that has beams; and why do they continually call stones, 'bricks'?
However, my latest annoyance comes in respect of 'equestrian properties' that contain an enclosed exercise area.
Such areas are invariably called a 'Ménage' by the presenters, when every horse-owner knows that they are a 'Manège'.
Ménage = Household
Manège = Roundabout
I don't know why this annoys me so much; I suppose it's simply because I expect 'experts' to have some expertise. They'll soon be referring to the Kitchen as the 'en suite'.