Le mot juste

Like Sheona, I need help with vocabulary.

Tennis fans yesterday witnessed our hybrid Brit hero(ine), Johanna Konta, beaten comprehensively by the elegant Murican Venus Williams. I wanted to say she gave Jo a ‘master-class’, but our other hero, Andy, would have disapproved on feminist grounds. So what is the right word?

  1. christinaosborne
    July 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    How can anyone possibly be British with a name like that?
    Are you being corroded by sexist drizzle, eh, no, drivel?
    The therapy advised is carry earplugs a large umbrella and grow eggplants!

  2. July 14, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    CO: Born in Sydney to Hungarian parents, moved to the UK at 14 and became a naturalised British citizen in 2012.

  3. July 14, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Hence ‘Hybrit’? 🙂

  4. sheona
    July 14, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Certainly the word “mistress-class” could cause giggles and raised eyebrows.

  5. July 16, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Gottit! It’s a Muguruza!

  6. Four-eyed English Genius
    July 16, 2017 at 9:55 am

    A good thumping would do.

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