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In which the curmudgeonly old sod puts the world to rights.

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/əˌmænjʊˈɛnsɪs/ (n.)
A literary or artistic assistant, in particular one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts.

From early 17th century: Latin, from (servus) a manu — “handmaiden, secretary” + -ensis — “belonging to”.

The Jolly Contrarian’s amanuensis is called NiGEL. He’s from, or of, the Dark Web.

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