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to get a right stuffing – to be beaten or defeated in a very one-sided way. There was a rugby match last weekend. England vs Fiji, and England won, 58-15. We can therefore say “Fiji got a right stuffing”. But out of respect to Fiji we should also mention that they did win the Olympic Gold Medal. Now, Nicer Kate will also have you think that “stuffing” can be used as a metaphor for sex. Because I am much purer of mind, and just much sweeter in general, I personally don’t use it this way, but Nicer Kate (from now on to be known as Bawdy¹ Kate) swears it’s true. Stuffing is a longstanding accompaniment for roasted birds and is usually a seasoned mix of the following: bread (pretty much always there), sausage meat or nuts, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Traditionally it was “stuffed” inside the body of the roasting animal, and then eaten alongside it, although these days it is also cooked separately in little balls, by people who have a bigger oven and more patience than I do. In any case, it goes way back. Even the Romans knew all about stuffing: go to Apicius’ De Re Coquinaria, (Book 8, Chapter 9) and you’ll …