Saturday, October 25, 2008
"The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause."
The Irish government is in a good deal of uproar these last few days, but it is, I am happily led to believe, in due process of being sorted.
One must give credit where it is due to the supposed hero of the hour. I refer to an incident I read of during my recent, inexplicable burst of ability to wade through some wordy blunders.
I quickly gleaned that one of Ireland's former leaders returned for a short period yesterday in order to assist in eradicating the conflict and chaos.
According to the article I scrutinised, the fellow "entered the chamber on crutches after fracturing his leg in case his vote was needed."
If it turned out in the end that his vote was not needed, he ought to at the very least have been compensated for shattering his own limb in such a selfless act of nobility.
Posted by Phyllis Hunt McGowan at 2:09 PM