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Aug 24, 2015

Media briefs: it was the worst of lines … Latham, the journalist … women play footy, man gawps …

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next columnist or critic who begins their piece with “It is a truth universally acknowledged …” is likely to be murdered. By David Salter. And other media tidbits of the day.

Pointless, pretentious throat-clearing. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next columnist or critic who begins their piece with “It is a truth universally acknowledged …” is likely to be murdered. By me. The weapon will be a blunt instrument (The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary) and my defence at the trial will rest on extreme provocation.

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3 thoughts on “Media briefs: it was the worst of lines … Latham, the journalist … women play footy, man gawps …

  1. John Newton

    Another shocker Salter: ‘A (anything) for all seasons.

  2. Rourke

    Also seen repeatedly: “Happy [families | political parties | … ] are all alike; every unhappy [] is unhappy in its own way.” First line of Anna Karenina.

  3. Prefix

    Other favourites: rumours of X have been greatly exaggerated; the unbearable Xness of Y.

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