Friday, September 26, 2008

Called to account

There's a deficit of sense over at Accountancy Age, where Kevin Reed writes:
For an industry that has had a reputation of all mouth and no trousers, it’s somehow fitting that the Management Consultancies Association has appointed a CEO with a strong background in PR and political communications.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Golf trousers final

Congratulations to golfing chap Ian Poulter, of whom it is written in the Guardian -
He knows this morning that he got it right, that he has finally thrown off the "all mouth and trousers" tag and that from here on in he is more or less bulletproof. Except maybe for the trousers now and then.

One must also salute Poulter for doing so much to promote the correct idiom, albeit inadvertantly and via the medium of sports journalist cliché. But clichés being what they are, unless there's any egregious (mis)use of the phrase with regards to his performance, we'll be giving him a rest henceforth.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

What is the point of the Daily Telegraph?

Another use of the bastardised from from Bruno Waterfield in the Daily Telegraph blog:
The West can talk a good Cold War but when push comes to shove, the EU is all mouth and no trousers - probably just as well.

To put it in Telegraph terms, that's yet another shaming failure of a supposedly educated person to use the Great British language. Do these people learn nothing at school (Eton, probably)?