SACKED ENGLAND football manager, Steve McClaren, fought off tough competition from other nominees including US President George W Bush to win the Foot in Mouth award on Tuesday from the Plain English campaign.
McClaren was hailed for a supreme example of gobbledegook when he spoke about his star player Wayne Rooney. “He is inexperienced but he’s experienced in terms of what he’s been through”. George W Bush came second for saying “All I can tell you is that when the governor calls, I answer his phone”.
Past winners of the award include model Naomi Campbell, actor Richard Gere and former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and of course George W Bush. London’s Gatwick Airport got 10 out of 10 for brevity but came bottom of the class for clarity for one of its signs: “Passenger shoe repatriation area only”.
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