The Banned List: Up and Down the Country
Up early to promote The Banned List book on Monocle 24, an internet audio service – that is, a radio station not on the radio – which is well worth listening to, even when I am not on it. I’ll put up a link to my bit this morning when it is available. Then I took part in another discussion about why Tony Blair has a mixed reputation in Britain and a fairly high one elsewhere.
Tyler Brûlé, editor in chief of Monocle magazine, from which the radio – sorry, audio service – is a spin-off, had a pretty good rant on Monocle 24 yesterday, which started off as a complaint about business jargon:
It’s become well documented that I’m no fan of ‘reaching out’, ‘circling back’ or ‘running point’. What’s wrong with simply ‘getting in touch’? Or arranging another meeting? Or just getting on with it and taking charge? Another term that’s over-stayed its welcome is incubators.
Then my little entertainment about recent political cliches was on BBC Radio 4 The World At One. I did enjoy the audio montage they put together of Ed Miliband saying “up and down the country” several times.
Meanwhile, the Committee is still sitting in extended session to consider further nominations for a Supplementary List for the next edition. Add your suggestions in the comments, or on Twitter, marked #bannedlist.Tagged in: banned list
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