Not that I don't like my job. All I do is listen to radio all day and type and when it gets quiet, I'm able to nip down to the video archives downstairs and get a copy of a Doctor Who repeat. But eleven hours straight at the job is excessive. Argh. I think my back wants to kill someone.
Anyway, from practical experience, here are a few insights I'd like to offer:
- Some people should really learn English as a second language, because they're crap at English as a first language.
- For an android, Kevin Rudd does a surprisingly good imitation at humour. It's only when you do several Rudd press conferences that you realise he says the same thing, over and over. He doesn't quite seem to get that this whole 'communication' thing involves saying different things occasionally.
- When a politician issues a media alert, be alarmed. Be very alarmed.
- A moratorium should be imposed on the following words and phrases:
Now can I just say this (Kevin Rudd, I'm looking in your direction)
- Also, there should be a strict rationing on words and phrases including, but not limited to, the following:
In all likelihood
If we had only one of those per sentence, we might be able to avoid tortuous sentences which wrench several of these phrases into close proximity in a desperate attempt to avoid saying anything.
- Billy the Mime would make a better radio presenter than Neil Mitchell.
That's all. For the moment.
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