It’s been a funny old week, me not posting I mean. I do try to keep it up, but there are days when the juices don’t flow. (Blimey, that last bit sounds like one of those spam emails for online pharmacies.)
Clever doctors have discovered a ‘miracle cure’ vaccine that will eliminate cervical cancer, though it can only be a matter of time before we see the refusniks, taken in by the pedlars voodoo science when they claim it causes excess body hair, global warming and personal credit ratings.
Then there was Laura on Radio Five Live this morning speaking eloquently, as always, on the issue of egg and sperm donation. Even some evil little scrote getting what they deserve from the judicial system and a spot-on article about the NHS and I couldn’t raise myself to blog. What a lazy sod I’ve become.
But I can gather the energy to put right an Daily Mail untruth. There was one of those perennial articles about the OED publishing this year’s ‘new words’.
Anyway, the Mail article said this of the new word of the year:
Following its first British appearance last November in the Daily Mail, it has taken the nation by storm and brought daily perplexity to millions.
Sorry, nope. I can personally testify that I saw my first Sudoku puzzle in the Manchester Evening News the day before.
Pioneering journalism, or what?