Daily Archives: November 6, 2010

This is funny writing

This is very funny writing. You don’t need to know the characters or the context to enjoy it.  But there’s a guide to the dramatis personae at the bottom just in case.

George Osborne’s dry and dusty reception at the Treasury committee – The chairman became so dry one feared if the sun came out his body might crumble into a yellow pile (by Simon Hoggart)

George Osborne, the chancellor, was in playful mood when he appeared at the Treasury committee. By contrast, the committee chairman, Andrew Tyrie, was dry. Dry as autumn leaves blowing across a deserted country lane. Dry as a cask of Manzanilla sherry. As dry as an Egyptian mummy’s armpit. Continue reading


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