Saturday, March 19, 2011

Orts of oblectation...

A well-used but certainly not hackneyed phrase if ever there was one is Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr's 'plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose':  more or less 'the more it changes, the more it's the same thing' ; I laughed today with this phrase in mind when reading about Conservative Arts Funding cuts, concern over the growth of public sector salaries and the phrase "Not all journalists are trendy left-wing wets!" (from a young[er] John McCririck); all from in THIS article reporting 30,000 documents released recently by the Thatcher archive.

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Craig said...

Hi Span Ows,

Also enjoyed the good Lady's thankyou letter to the Downing Street staff who bought her and Dennis a new portable radio:

"Now we can all listen to the Today programme and all complain to the BBC!"

'Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose' indeed!

Span Ows said...

Hello Craig! Welcome. Yes, the good lady had very good sense and knew even then! :-)

Paul said...

Shutting a clown school was no bad thing, I mean who really likes clowns?

I liked Dennis' quote about the two Antique Fairs.

Span Ows said...

I liked that they were competing Antique Fairs! Blood on the Persian carpet?

Re clowns...maybe "IT" has something to do with it (damn Stephen King!)!