Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Swedes have a word for it: Murdoch chose wrong salad

Today I'm back home after visiting cousins and aunts in Sweden. As usual I came away with a list of new words and expressions to memorise. Some are a bit specialised and may come in useful only rarely. Last Friday night for example I learnt the expression “att pissa i fel sallad”; which captures the mistake that led to Murdoch’s downfall with such precision that I doubt I shall ever again find a context as apt.

I hope you’ll forgive the crudity and agree with me that the day Murdoch’s hirelings hacked Milly Dowler’s phone they “pissed in the wrong salad”.

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