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"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Your Freudian slip is showing

Budget speech as written:
Now we need people with that same enterprising attitude to help us build an economic miracle here at home. We are issuing a clarion call to local residents young and old, to our expatriates and to immigrants from far and wide to join with us as we prepare to step up to a new plateau of economic activity.
Budget speech as delivered by Finance Minister Mr. Malaprop:
Now we need people with that same enterprising attitude to help us build an economic miracle here at home. We are issuing a clarion call to local residents young and old, to our expatriates and to immigrants from far and wide to join with us as we prepare to step up to a new platitude of economic activity.
(And “clarion call”? Really?)

1 Comments:

At 2:38 PM, April 29, 2008 , Blogger stephen said...

Definition of "platitude": a flat, dull, or trite remark, esp. one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.

How embarrassing - the guy's illiterate.

 

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