The phrase above is used by the philosopher A C Grayling in this glorious (and very funny) discussion recorded at the Perth Writers Festival in Australia about contemporary use and abuse of language. Grayling is joined by Don Taylor, who used to write speeches for politicians and now writes books railing against bureaucratic jargon and meaningless burble. If you care about language, this is for you. Makes you giggle and think at the same time.
I didn’t know about Monocle magazine’s podcast until I was invited to join one last week. This discussion, chaired by Monocle’s editor-in-chief Tyler Brule, is about iPads, paywalls and newspaper travails.