Leaving little to the imagination
The book has gone to press, but as an organic forward offer we continue to collect new nominations, for what is now called The Banned List Supplement.
“Enviable curves”; “leaves little to the imagination” and “flaunt”.
Oh. There goes Rihanna (right, from the Mail yesterday): she “leaves little to the imagination”. Leaving little to the imagination is, come to think of it, quite a good description of what the Daily Mail does: namely, prompt its readers on how to respond to its stories.
Pete Blanchard nominates two phrases still common in this supposedly Peeceegawnmad time:
“Confined to a wheelchair” and “wheelchair bound”.
Simone Webb notes the return of an old bugbear from the Thatcher period:
“Fascist”, to mean someone who holds an opinion with which one strongly disagrees.
Roger McCarthy notes that, although ”feral” is already on the Banned List (except when it describes formerly domesticated pets or livestock), he has spotted several recent instances of “feral overclass” and “feral rich”. As so often, the source of the trouble turns out to be Peter Oborne, who used the “feral rich” in his WhyohwhyisitallTonyBlairsfault parody the other day. (Talking of which, will you be able to stay awake for this?)
Finally, this floated through my consciousness during the Liberal Democrat conference:
“Every dot and comma.”
On the Supplement it goes.Tagged in: banned list
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