Monday, January 26, 2009

Much all mouth and no trousers

Again, the bastardised form gets used in a quite inexplicable fashion in an unexpected corner, courtesy of China View -
Chen Jun, a magazine editor in Shanghai, said he was disappointed to not have access to the "Shanzhai" show.
"It was much all mouth and no trousers. I think it has let many people down," Chen said.

One can't really criticise the speaker here, as English evidently isn't his first language, but it's a sad demonstration of how the bastardised version has spread at the expense of the eloquent original.


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