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Re: March of the Zealots

I really enjoyed it, but two nitpicks:

beyond the dreams of avarice, not average (unless that was an intentional pun)

A single-issue fanatic by definition cannot be fanatical about two issues.

Re: Re: March of the Zealots

Unlike JamesV, I took "... beyond the dreams of average." as being quite deliberate. Beyond the dreams of the average person as well as more than anyone (else) could dream of.

I thought it was rather neat but then I am a scientist and "good English" as respected on this site is beyond me.

Alan

Re: March of the Zealots

It is a pun, designed to avoid a cliché, which is not strong enough to bear the weight of an explanation.