Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Enough with the Sinatra quotes!

It seems all the papers this morning have chosen to allude to the Sinatra analogies for Blair's messianic swansong yesterday. Our dearest Polly is not thereforeunique in use of metaphor when you place alongside her mainstream media colleagues.

Actually, she's not unique when you place herself against her colleague from a few weeks earlier. This morning Polly said, "Regrets, he had a few, but then again, too few to mention." On September 13th, Simon Hogarth said about Blair's TUC speech, "Regrets, he had a few. But then again, too few to mention." Plagiarism of plagiarism! How quaint.

1 comment:

Croydonian said...

Betcha didn't know (betcha don't care...) that the French original only dates back to 1968, and Sinatra's recording of Anka's reworking to 1969.