Wednesday, February 13, 2008

No son of mine

Richard Morrison, of the Times, boasts:
My mother’s family lived around the coalfields of South Yorkshire.

Good for her. Sadly, young Richard later writes:
Fancy regeneration schemes – all mouth and no trousers, as my granny would have said – have delivered neither jobs nor prospects nor pride.

Presumably this granny must have been from the other, south-of-England, side of the family tree. In Yorkshire, it's 'all mouth and trousers', lad.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Golf trousers 2

The Daily Mail gets something right for once, with sports columnist Des Kelly writing:
Ian Poulter: All mouth and trousers. The flamboyantly attired English golfer says he was misquoted when he said he was the only worthwhile challenger to Tiger Woods.

This is the second appearance here for this Poulter character, following a Scotsman profile last year that got it exactly wrong.