Monday, October 10, 2005

how to embroider and milk a cow

A compendium of infelicitous phrasings from relatively recent science fiction. [via] In the ironic category,
`It took courage to write this book, and it will take courage to read it.' -- Erich von Däniken, Chariots of the Gods?
In the "your physiology is more interesting than mine" category:
`Dr Kelter's forehead sprouted italics ...' -- Emil Petaja, The Nets of Space
And in the "why doesn't Word have a mixed metaphor checker" department
`Now that important Achilles heel was closed.' -- Geoffrey Jenkins, Firepoint
There's two books in the whole list I've read: the rest just proves to me that I haven't been missing much....

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