Quote of the day, #41

From the much missed Open Brackets (especially for e):

Any editor or translator will tell you that the sensation of dread that descends when faced (once again) with having to proof someone else’s work, sick will be lightened immeasurably when the text on the dull topic of telecoms begins like this:

Penetration in the Belgium is one of the deepest and hardest in Europe.

2 Responses to “Quote of the day, #41”

  1. Nancy
    December 13th, 2006 16:04

    That was hilarious, thanks!

  2. e
    December 13th, 2006 19:41


    I needed that!

    That’s definitely a complete re-write job though (ie more cash!), unless it’s meant to be prawn… I’m rather afraid that the supposed text was far, far duller.

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