Sunday, November 20, 2016

Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl

Grammar is your friend and diction is a close cousin:

"Your Majesty I am returning this MBE in protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against Cold Turkey slipping down the chart.

"With love John Lennon."

Cold Turkey? He'd a been a fisherman if he could.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget grammar, forget diction. Just go for clarity.

12:25 PM, November 20, 2016  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

I took a university course about the twilight of European Impearialism. I distinctly recall the course syllabus promising that the course would cover several topics, including "the transfer of power in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe, the Algerian War of Independence, and the Nigeria-Biafra thing."

3:34 PM, November 20, 2016  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Anonymous, I fear it is well beyond my poor powers ever to provide you with clarity.

4:32 PM, November 20, 2016  

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