Playing Catch-Up with the Banned List
The next 10. Thank you to all contributors.
171. Step up to the plate. This may be worth a ban of its own, although it is covered by the blanket ban on American sporting metaphors. It’s baseball (right). Thanks to Chris Bolger.
172. Get-go. Alastair Bennett.
173. Marketise. Daniel Knowles.
174. “Scotland the Brave”, in anything to do with that strange country north of Carlisle. @caoimhghin77. Callum May added: “I worked for a news editor (in radio) who sensibly banned bagpipes in every context from Scottish stories.”
175. Soubriquet, n. a nickname. Etymology: 17c: French, meaning “a chuck under the chin”. I didn’t know that. It’s still going on the Banned List.
176. “I know where you are coming from,” Victoria Derbyshire to a caller on BBC Radio 5 Live the other day.
177. “A very British …” Any variant on the title of Chris Mullin’s novel. Saul Minaee.
178. Last time I looked.
180. Playing catch-up. Philip Smith.Tagged in: banned list
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