"What do you think of these?" demanded Moyra Melons - searching for an opinion from her husband, concerning her latest ear rings.
"Erm - very nice dear," he tutted.
They are exquisite and subtle aren't they?"
"Subtle?" He exclaimed, raising an eyebrow.
Moyra turned to him and replied. "Yes - subtle is what I want this pair to be. Don't you agree with me?"
Her husband came over in a hot flush and began to stutter. "I can hardly say subtle, though they are exquisite."
Moyra pulled a mock sad face. "I want subtle and exquisite - just exquisite is not good enough."
"Well my dear," began her husband who was finding it difficult to contain himself. "Allow me to explain."
The door closed and after a time - a rather long time, Moyra Melons emerged with a wind swept and rather gratified look. Also she had decided to settle for just exquisite without subtle playing any part in her new ear rings look.