Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Thursday, 4 March 2010

How to make a mess of your keyboard in two easy stages.

Here's an easy way to mess up your keyboard.

Step one :- Take mouthful of coffee/tea/beer/whisky/water.

Step two :- Carefully read this from Dick Puddlecote, and then this via Reuters.

If steps one and two didn't destroy your keyboard then you will need

Step three :- Read this from An Englishman's Castle.

From the last link you will learn that writing something as innocuous as "Summer 2012" or "London 2012" will be against the law if you are a trader. Imaginative, or creative, use of language will be dealt with because
(6) The Secretary of State may by order add, remove or vary an entry in either group of expressions.....
Imagine trying to sell a summer holiday, in the year 2012!

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