How delightfully old fashioned the Telegraph can beJanuary 6, 2016 Tim WorstallObituaries6 CommentsHe never married. Robert Stigwood, born April 16 1934, died January 4 2016 previousThis is very efficient, isn’t it?nextErr, why? 6 thoughts on “How delightfully old fashioned the Telegraph can be” Magnusw January 6, 2016 at 9:04 am Or perhaps very modern. He could have married a man or a woman. We also like to think sexuality is largely irrelevant. In such circumstances saying he didn’t marry is as much a matter of fact as it is an innuendo. Grikath January 6, 2016 at 10:14 am One could keep guessing.. Even his wikipedia page feels very…sanitised… John Price January 6, 2016 at 10:37 am “He never married.” Always uttered, in my day, in a low bass voice. Other Telegraph obituary euphemisms: “A sometimes difficult colleague”. Self-serving, double-dealing cunt. “Sociable” Waiting for a liver transplant. “Flirtatious” Couldn’t leave the ladies alone. “Notably careful with money” Mick Jagger/Ken Dodd. Mr Ecks January 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm Magnus has it right. In this poisoned age why would the –alleged–newspaper employ euphemisms ? Why not just say “He was an enthusiastic sodomite”–if such was the case. Roue le Jour January 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm We used to say “confirmed bachelor” in my day. e.g. Edward Heath. Trofim January 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm Another: “he didn’t suffer fools gladly” = he was a self-centred bastard with a short fuse Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.