Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Infuriating Phrases Competition.

The British have too much fun. The Telegraph, in the UK, asked readers to compose a piece of prose crammed with as many infuriating phrases as possible. This was one of my favorites by someone named R.G. Banks. You can read others here.

"Let’s stop obsessing and get down to the nitty gritty of fleshing out the gender issues, John. I’m wanting to hear inclusiveness and ethnicity here. A raft of blue sky thinking to challenge accepted orthodoxies. The bottom line is about empowerment and at the end of the day getting up to speed working 24/7 towards a coalition of understanding through best practice. This can only be fully achieved if the glass ceiling, in inverted commas, is transformed into a level playing field where the goal posts cannot be moved without leaving a substantial carbon footprint which inevitably would consign us all to the expediency of existing between a rock and a hard place. We must pick up the ball and run because we can no longer wait for the smoking gun of the next denial of service attack to consign us all to the wheely bin of history."

Keep your cliches to yourself. Ya know what I mean? Ya see what I'm sayin'?

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