Agree, I could listen to verbALs all day. You Brits have the edge on us Americans every time.
And yes, colonel, incredibly intriguing listen - would love to hear more. I tend to like dark stuff, too; I realized, after my students pointed it out, that in the last couple of American lit classes I've taught, almost everything I chose for them was depressing (!).
Also, thanks, oldkid! "The Word Plum" is quite a fun one to speak and, almost literally, savor!