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)?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Bruno said...

Tim. Thanks for putting me right. I picked up the expression when I was living and working in Manchester (S&N's Royal Brewery). My tin southern ears have had it wrong for years. I will make my shame public. Sadly, I was not schooled at Eton. I was educated in fine comprehensive and grammar schools in Ashford, Kent.

3:34 pm  
Blogger Tim Chapman said...

And thank you for taking it in good grace, Bruno. I'm just trying to do my bit to maintain standards.

3:45 pm  

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