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January 22, 2006

Wog. Spastic. Queer. Nigger. Dwarf. Cripple. Fatty. Gimp. Paki. Mick. Mong. Poof. Coon. Gyppo.

Yes, that’s the beginning of today’s Clarkson. The end:

I’ll leave you with the best example I know of this nonsense. It was a rack of papers in a hotel foyer over which there was a sign: “Newspapers for your reading pleasure”.

All they had left was The Guardian. So it wasn’t even technically correct.

The bit in the middle’s worth reading too.

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Comments

Clarkson the new Nacy Mitford? Who'd have guessed it?

Posted by: yellerKat | Jan 22, 2006 11:10:45 AM

yK: from U-turns to non-U.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 23, 2006 2:32:48 AM

Clarkson is bang on. The abuse of reflexive pronouns is vomit-inducing. It was a sad day when they abolished horse-whipping for that sort of thing.

Posted by: David Gillies | Jan 23, 2006 3:14:17 AM

And I thought it was just me that found the use of the word "beverage" and the finishing of questions with the words "at all?" (as in "do you have a loyalty card at all?) hugely irritating.

Posted by: HJHJ | Jan 23, 2006 2:18:54 PM

What gets my goat is "perusal".

"I enclose my C.V for your perusal."

Hand me a bucket per-lease.

Posted by: jared | Feb 28, 2006 9:00:19 AM