Monday, March 10, 2008

Words for lost

Sometimes, as we wade through sludgy tides of words,
and jargon chokes us like ropes of seaweed, a phrase
will throw us a line. Here's one. A tramper who got lost
in the bush is described in the news today as having
been "geographically embarrassed." For this felicitous
epithet, thank you, police search controller Sergeant
Noel Bigwood.

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