Pravnicka fraze a vubec
- Dear Colleagues,
Thank you very much for your suggestions which I am still mulling over. In fact, I was particularly concerned about the ending. I once asked my former boss, JUDr. X, what "at arm's length" meant in a contract and he answered "nikoli za napadne nevyhodnych podminek." Now he's a first-class lawyer and the biggest crook and scoundrel I've ever known, so I attach some weight to his opinion. Incidentally, my dictionary defines arm's length negotiation, contract, etc. as one in which each party preserves its independent ability to bargain.
Alastair's version is beautifully solemn without being pompous and I'll probably settle for most of it. Thanks, lads.
Changes of register? Yes, in MOST instances, and let the sunshine in! I mean, would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon or would you prefer to avail yourself of an opportunity of being conveyed through the troposphere by means of my pulchritudinous aerostat kept aloft through the instrumentality of thermal energy?