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Au Rebours


The kindly Family Lore has tagged me with the latest blogger’s version of a chain letter, a meme tag. I vaguely recall seeing this one spreading amongst web designer blogs a couple of months ago and then it recently hit the law blogs like mutated bird flu.

I am to reveal five things that you didn’t know about me and then spread the infection onwards to another five bloggers.

No disrespect to Family Lore at all, who runs a fine blog, but in this regard Richard Dawkins has a lot to answer for. I say fie to crass evolutionary sociobiology, pish and tush to reductionalist naturalism. This meme may continue elsewhere, I refuse to be a vector.

My hero is Des Essientes, but I can’t afford the decadence.

In any case, the answer to what you probably didn’t know about me is ‘virtually everything’. But as a concession and keeping it legally related, I did once manage to wet myself while being cuddled by the Solicitor General (then Geoffrey Howe).

[edit 12/01/07. I cannot tell a lie. I didn’t dampen the Solicitor General. I did dampen a Solicitor General to be, by a year or two. But there had to be a legal link, sorry.]

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

1 Comment

  1. John Bolch

    I agree with your sentiments with the A Rebours/Des Esseintes reference (although I wasn’t ‘brave’ enough to break the chain), but we can hardly blame Dawkins’s meme theory for all this tagging nonsense!



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