Friday, April 11, 2008

Golf trousers 3

Golfer Ian Poulter makes his third appearance here, with Martin Johnson getting it right in the Telegraph:
There is no current golfer under the age of 30 who has won a major, so at 32, you could say that Poulter is ready to break through. He certainly thinks so, voicing his opinions in such a way as the MC could easily introduce him with the line "the man who is synonymous with all mouth and trousers".

So that's two usages of the right phrase in relation to Poulter, and one of the bastardised version. Given the usual ratio across the press, that's above par.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hanging Chad

'Harchester United Batchelor' is not a fit or proper person to own Mansfield Town, according to the uniquely named Mansfield Chad.

While I know nowt about his talents in the football business, he certainly doesn't seem like a fit person when it comes to language:
"Mr Batchelor has to date shown nothing but contempt for the supporters of football clubs. He has in the last week described supporters' organisations as "web warriors", "all mouth and no trousers", "mouthy fans" and "armchair critics".

Use of the bastardised phrase is a sure sign of a wrong 'un.