Infuriating Prose Contest
Posted: 19 June 2007 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
Total Posts:  1277
Joined  2007-03-21

Eager to preserve the English language against a rising tide of nonsense, we asked readers to compose a piece of prose crammed with as many infuriating phrases as possible.

From the Telegraph

I like this:

I hear what you’re saying but, with all due respect, it’s not exactly rocket science. Basically, at the end of the day, the fact of the matter is you have got to be able to tick all the boxes. It’s not the end of the world, but, to be perfectly honest with you, when push comes to shove, you don’t want to be literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. Going forward we need to be singing from the same songsheet but you can’t see the wood from the trees. Naturally hindsight is 20/20 vision and you have to take the rough with the smooth before proceeding onwards and upwards. The bottom line is you wear your heart on your sleeve and, when all is said and done, this is all part and parcel of the ongoing bigger picture. C’est la vie (if you know what I mean).

Posted: 19 June 2007 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Total Posts:  2021
Joined  2007-02-19

On the face of it, Oecolampadius, when you get down to the nitty-gritty, you’ve done your homework, if you don’t mind my saying so. Many kudos to you.

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