Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ewan who?

Anyone remember the Tory deputy treasurer Johan Eliasch who became one of Gordon Brown's GOATs on climate change? Seems that Gordon was so impressed with him he couldn't even say his name without phoentic help.

Amusingly the webmongs at Downing Street uploaded a speech without fixing the little helper for Gordon, so it read
And I am pleased that Ewan Ellios (phon) is working with us specifically on the issues relating to forestation.
At least they're being transpearent [sic]!


John M Ward said...

Actually, it's "trins-pay-rint" if you listen carefully (unless I'm going deaf in my old age, which is possible!)

T' old 'un said...

The mans an idiot.
This is another bloody good deal for us too:- http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/28/gordon-brown-auschwitz-poland

Presumably he wants the UK Stazi to be able to use b efore too long.

Al kay EDA said...


marksany said...

Brown probably said fore-station, not forest-ation

Anonymous said...

I always want to know who the sad old woman that seems to haunt Brown's life is, that poor old alkie, ada.

wv is minth

whoth got the lithp?

Gareth said...

As a cloth eared Yorkshireman the phonetics come out wrong; Yew-an Eli-oss rather than Yo-an Eli-ash.

I wonder how the underlings would spell Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch for him.

Jonny Newton said...

marksany, LOL,

That did cross my mind as well...

Thatsnews said...

This kind of thing happens.

I remember reading: "delete paragraph" in an evening paper, once.