been there for a long time
2009, guardian 'columnist'
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today faced calls to apologise for
his "out of touch" comment that his £250,000 earnings for writing a
weekly Telegraph column were "chicken feed".
A union leader described the Conservative mayor as being "wired to
another planet" over the comment, which he made last night in response to
a question about David Cameron's insistence that members of the shadow
cabinet give up their second jobs by Christmas.
Asked about his Daily Telegraph contract during an interview for the
BBC's HardTalk programme, Johnson dismissed the suggestion that writing
the column was inappropriate because of his busy mayoral role.
He unsuccessfully tried to turn the tables on his interviewer, Stephen
Sackur, by asking about his BBC salary.
In the BBC interview, Johnson insisted it was "wholly reasonable" for him
to write newspaper columns on the side because he writes "extremely fast".
yeah, those long words xpand it a bit
like may (but containing a lot less), or any english waffler ... @ least
why write one word when you can write 17