The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (May 1, 1928)
How Not To Say It
How Not To Say It.
Sir James Percy gives the following examples of “howlers” made by famous politicians:—
Mr. Gladstone (in the House): “It is no use for the honourable member to shake his head in the teeth of his own words.”
Joseph Chamberlain: “The honourable member (Dr. Clarke) did not want the truth. He asked for facts.”
Mr. Parnell: “Gentlemen, it seems unanimous that we cannot agree.”
Ramsey MacDonald: “… the empty grave where our ruined industries lie.”