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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.”