I have decided to keep an up-to-date list of the choicest Alistairisms regarding moi. New entries to be listed in bold.
1) "You're not classically beautiful, but you are pretty." - said in the early days of wooing.
2) "You look like a gnome. A goth gnome." - said to me recently when I sat on the hallway floor, waiting for a decision to be made about where we were going to that day.
3) "You have as much chance as anyone of having a child with me."
4) "You are like a great dane puppy, all limbs and no coordination." - variations said all the time.