Campbell, Greer win awards for dubious turns of phrase

Fighting for crystal clear communication since 1979, the Plain English Campaigners have announced this year’s crop of notable gaffers.  Pugnacious supermodel Naomi Campbell has been awarded the Plain English Campaign’s Foot in Mouth award for 2006, for talking nonsense.

Campbell was awarded this year’s prize after stating she loves traditional English food, followed by the statement, “There’s nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.”

Aussie writer and feminist Germaine Greer, who came under intense fire for her unkind remarks immediately following the death of Steve Irwin, was awarded the Golden Bull award after writing in a newspaper column, “The first attribute of the art object is that it creates a discontinuity between itself and the unsynthesised manifold.”

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