Comments are now working without taxing my powers of lexical recognition. Alas I can't think of anything to say about this
Don't worry it's just an age thing. As for Sage, how about "awww cute doggy". I know that is far short of the London review of Books standard but.......
All that sprung to mind was the rather unkind continental view - "When an Englishman sees a blind person they feel sorry for his dog"
If this was Facebook I'd click "Like". Hadn't heard that one before.
Heard another one, concerning Michael Gove - "Why doesn't he go away when you flush?"