But, with this diversion forgiven, what remains is a masterful modern condition-of-England novel that is as dark as it is funny.
Thanks also for the diversion you provided three years ago, at a time when the nation needed a laugh.
So perhaps an early VP decision and diversion is in the mix.
early 15c., "diverse condition;" c.1600 "act of diverting," from Middle French diversion, from Late Latin diversionem (nominative diversio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin divertere (see divert).
Sense of "amusement, entertainment" is first recorded 1640s. Hence, divertimento (1823), from the Italian form; originally "a musical composition designed primarily for entertainment."