Friday, June 15, 2012

Punctuation



The Leveson inquiry continues to be the best comedy of the year. Look at this text message from Rebekah Brooks to David Cameron:

But seriously I do understand the issue with the Times. Let's discuss over country supper soon. On the party it was because I had asked a number of NI people to Manchester post endorsement and they were disappointed not to see you. But as always Sam was wonderful (and I thought it was OE's were charm personfied!) I am so rooting for you tomorrow not just as a proud friend but because professionally we're definitely in this together! Speech of your life? Yes he Cam

Obviously written in a hurry but even so, this is written by an ertswhile editor of a national newspaper... an apostrophe in OEs makes me wince!


5 Comments:

Blogger Angus said...

It's the ' country supper ' allusion that's been bothering me all week. What exactly is a country supper ?

12:58 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi Angus - do you remember DC's kitchen suppers at Number 10 with dodgy donors? My suggestion is that DC's definition of a country supper is an evening meal with peasants.

1:54 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

OMG! How on earth did she get to be an editor? [No need to answer!]

8:02 pm  
Anonymous Portinari said...

OK so it is us hairless seniors who grumble so much. But what puts my teeth (some) on edge is the present inability to know the difference between 'Few' and 'Less'. To say nothing on the matter of the inability properly to pronounce 'Controversy' and 'Irrevocable'.
Disgusted Ancient Portinari.

6:47 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hear, hear, Portinari!

1:58 pm  

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