Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Plain English Campaign's annual "Foot in Mouth" prize

Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott got two nominations while US President George W. Bush chipped in with one.

Boycott, now a commentator, mused that "the proof of the pudding is at the end of the day" and "I'll cross that chestnut when I come to it".

On the sticky problem of six-party talks on

North Korea, Bush -- whose idiosyncratic use of the English language has spawned the term "Bushism" -- said: "One has a strong hand when there's more people playing your same cards." More here

Naomi Campbell actually won the award with this statement "I love England, especially the food. There's nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta,"

So our president can now take solace in the knowledge that his metaphors aren't as convoluted as those of a pill popping super model.
-Tasha

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