No wonder, if you can't even get clichés correct
Posted by aogThursday, 19 October 2006 at 19:55 TrackBack Ping URL

Via Tim Blair is this little tidbit concerning the potential sale of the Fairfax media properties in Australia —

The special nature of newspapers such as The Age, which has evolved along with its generations of readers, can never be undervalued. [emphasis added]

So, no matter how low my valuation of the “special nature” of those newspapers is, it’s still too high? Wow, and I thought I was harsh! This ranks right up there with “I could care less” as a malphorism. Perhaps the potential purchaser should wave this around during the price negotiations.

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cjm Friday, 20 October 2006 at 11:43

people seem to agree here, with valuations of the nytimes et als rocketing up…guffaww. sorry losers, but your golden goose is dead and you killed it. couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people (you can parse this last bit several different ways :)

Brit Friday, 20 October 2006 at 11:50

One I hear a lot these days is “one foul swoop” instead of “one fell swoop.”

Annoying Old Guy Friday, 20 October 2006 at 12:13

Heh. I mocked one girl I knew for referring to solving a problem early as “nibbed in the butt”. Being a fountain pen fan, this was doubly funny.

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