'What would billet-doux?' is an example of how badinage is reliant upon the ectopic potential of language in the way that this sentence is an example of how particularly shonky badinage might rely on sciential style.
His voice was scherzando, echoing against the tiles and the cubicle door in the bathroom, as he explained to the quietly penitent man in the stall next to his that, although a little risque, his experiment in urinal hydromancy was clearly tending towards an unexpectedly decisive outcome: things were looking up from where he was sitting.
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