Wednesday, 29 February 2012

English as a Foreign Language

I have rarely been able to resist headlines containing the phrase 'Slain Socialite', and so it was that I found myself on the Fox News site. I had picked up from somewhere the idea that Fox News does not always uphold the highest of journalistic standards, but, really, this appears to have been written by someone who has a very odd understanding of English:
Leaving aside what I would regard as the misuse of 'befuddled' and 'placate', what the hell does 'glommed' mean?

Saturday, 25 February 2012

When Politics Gets Messy

My brother pointed out this, which appeared in an article about the Australian Labor Party that was published in the Guardian:

The democratic world may never have witnessed such murky political behaviour as we have seen during the last week in Australia. Even so, as far as I know, no-one has yet unbarred their holes.

Thursday, 23 February 2012


Depending on your point of view, Kevin Rudd's inability to proofread his own letter of resignation may support the argument that he is unfit to be Prime Minister or the argument that he should have the job back, so that he can expand his staff to include someone who can proofread things carefully:

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Better than a Slap in the Face with a Wet Fish?

More of a slap in the face with a fat fist perhaps - something fat anyway: