More news just in on the panini front (did you miss the first searing excoriation?)
An anonymous correspondent – fearing to be named, lest she be outed amongst her gustatorily disadvantaged acquaintances – relates a sobering anecdote. Chilled to the marrow, the Intellectual Hooligan reproduces her words, verbatim:
'I was really shocked yesterday when I was out for lunch/brunch in D----- that one of our party seemed to be impressed, in exactly the way you described, by the fact that there were paninis on the menu.
She was all "oooh, the paninis look gorgeous" (this was at reading the menu, not seeing an actual panini).'
See? Panini-doubters, you are not alone. Rise up together and challenge this fearful status quo.
(See what I just did there?)