Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Good sentences

In otherwise so-so articles.

(1) "For Labour, Chris Bryant, something of a cult, has been reprogrammed and is promoting the opposite of devoutly-held pieties he previously professed. He is steadily on course to be one of the Commons’ Nearly Men.

That's from Simon Carr, who is sometimes very funny and often very rude.

(2) "Meanwhile the internet turned up the frankly inexcusable translation of "cheeky monkey" as "zesty little chipmunk"."

That's from an unnecessarily solemn exploration of the concept of 'cheekiness' by a doctor writing for the BBC. At least if Jon Kelly had done it (hi Jon!) it would have been much shorter.

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