Saturday, February 03, 2007

Sentences That Piss Me Off #1

You know when you read something and it just makes you want to break things...

Elfi Pallis - not someone whose work I am familiar with is writing in the Guardian. Her opening line "Female ambition is a relatively new thing. " Really? So Joan of Arc and Boudiccia were just having a laugh were they? And the sufragettes? I mean sure, in western civilisation there has been and continues to be a big swathe of oppression all over ambitious women, but that really doesn't mean they didn't exist. Hiss hiss hiss.


fourpints said...

Well thats the way writing is these days. You can say anything you want and not have to worry if it is right or not.

Like my home town of Bury St.Edmunds, once had the largest population that played the bagpipes.


Cruella said...

I grew up in Bury St Edmunds too and I certainly can't play the bagpipes, although in my opinion - nor can anybody else.