Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The Sun: Squaddies Tart In Cushy Lags Shame

One of the many, many joys of reading The Sun is its use of words that no-one actually uses in real life, but they think sound "working class".
It's journalism as a sort of drag act.
Do you know anyone who still calls prostitutes "tarts"?
Or "hos"?
Or calls soldiers "squaddies"?
Or "Our boys"?
Or "heroes"?
Similarly we have recently learnt that the "Shamed George Michael" - or if you prefer "the pothead pop star" - is in a jail that is "cushy", and has been playing pool "with his fellow lags".
You couldn't make it up.

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