Monday, October 06, 2008

Motor mouth

Andrew Anthony gets it right in a car review for the Guardian, writing of the Alfa Romeo Brera S:
It's a perfect prowling car, conveying the impression that only the smallest flex of the right ankle will propel you into hyperspace. And it's an impression that remains utterly convincing right up until the moment the right ankle is flexed - at which point it becomes apparent that, when it comes to a snappy power drive, the Alfa scores a Beta. Some might say that the Brera is all mouth and trousers. But that would be harsh. There's some lovely red stitching, too.

This is of course in line with the Guardian's own style guide, which notes:
all mouth and trousers
not "all mouth and no trousers"

I was particularly pleased to see that entry included in the condensed style guide included with the newspaper the previous week.