When counselling younger chaps I often look to the works of Lord Baden Powell as something of an expert. Relief, as he is reputed to have discovered, can always be found in 'Scouting for Boys'.
“Don’t be disgraced like the young Romans, who lost the Empire of their forefathers by being wishy-washy slackers without any go or patriotism in them”.
There. What more could you ask? More of the woggle-abusing pederast anon.
'Did you put that on my car?' asked my pal in a neutral tone.
'Yeah,' replied the clamper, equally neutral, but clearly sizing up the threat and preparing for a bit of argy bargy.
In the event of confusion, please consult the Gentleman's Dictionary and Usage.