(1) It is good that authors should be remunerated and the least exceptionable way of remunerating them is by a monopoly, yet monopoly is an evil for the sake of the good.(2) As conspiracy, it's too probable to be either exceptionable or particularly interesting.(3) So far as the fees of those instructing me are concerned, the hourly rate of £1.20 I submit is not exceptionable .(4) There is nothing intrinsically wrong with, or legally exceptionable about, that.(5) The word ‘weird’ seems a bit extreme, with ‘surprising’ being less exceptionable , but McKeon put the bat on the ball.