She listened to his rant, peppered with language no kid Toby's age should hear.
"I got that from the rant," Deidre said with a tinkling chuckle.
From the 20th of November 1797, till the 9th of July 1798, he was one of the most active, and was certainly the most witty of the contributors to the Anti-Jacobin, a weekly paper started to ridicule the frothy philanthropic and eleutheromaniac rant of the French republicans, and to denounce their brutal rapacity and cruelty.
In his best-known rant to date, he stormed up on stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech to claim that Beyonce's video should have won.
If you are in the middle of a rant about your child or estranged partner, either by yourself, in your head or with your best friend, take a deep breath and honestly ask yourself where the source of your meltdown lies.