Hot Word blog has nominated the above as their word of the year, one that sums up the mood of 2011, and I have to say I agree with them.
It means: ‘to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.; equivocate‘. Read more ›››
Running a country is an absolute doddle, or at least you’d think so if the politicians are to be believed. No matter the party colours, they all have the answer to the perceived ills of the world.
Of course, they can’t make it look too easy or what’s the point of government, so they dress it up first in the gloomiest rags they can find. Read more ›››
An example of the use of fewer or less that makes an appreciable difference to the meaning of a sentence. From 7 Day Sunday on Radio Five Live: Read more ›››
The BBC’s cut-out-and-keep wallchart of World Cup Cabinet Stars stickers is a useful reminder of who is now who and what shade of blue they are.
The concession to Nick Clegg’s new elevated position is that he gets more white space around him than his colleagues, but no-one’s image is larger than Dave’s. Read more ›››
What a difference a few days make. On Friday, the Daily Mail had a photo of David Cameron on its front page with the headline, “Hand me the keys to No10”.
By weekend, it talked of shabby deal-making when it became clear that he had to agree terms with Nick Clegg if he was to avoid having to lead a minority government. Read more ›››
This little aside that UKIP cost David Cameron outright tenancy of No10 must be the political equivalent of me claiming that the offside goal that Drogba scored against ManU cost us a 19th title — ultimately pointless. Read more ›››
All in all the Parrot family did okay for Christmas prezzies. I won’t bore you with the details other than to say that one of my favourites is “Is it just me or is everything shit?“, the encyclopedia of modern life by Steve Love and Alan McArthur. It’s a grumpy old git of a read, but funny, entertaining and a jaundiced view of the world that strangely resonates.
I’m only up to the letter C category, but one of my favourites is number six on the list of “The 10 definitive Reasons Why Tony Blair Is Fucking Rubbish”: Read more ›››
You must admit the likeness is uncanny. So it’s Data Cameron from now on. Grudging hat-tip to Richard Littlejohn in today’s Daily Blackmail.
UPDATE: If I get my feathered arse into gear, I can get Data Cameron’s autograph tomorrow at CollectorMania at G-Mex, not to mention Andy Serkis, John Rhys Davies, Danny John Jules and the bloke who played Trigger in Only Fools and Horses. Read more ›››