Beanoitis (n.) A sudden propensity for using the word “cripes” accompanied by an uncontrollable urge to make a big heap of mashed potato with sausages sticking out of it.

PS Those of you who, due to age or geography, have no idea what I’m talking about, may wish to go to Beano Town It’s genteel humour from a bygone age, which you may find has a certain charm which modern life lacks and which those of us in our forties have a (probably unjustified) nostalgia for.

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