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Fun Article from the Inudepedent UK

Miles Kington Remembered: Mind your language or the Word Squad will have kittens

'He smokes like a chimney' is valueless as an expression now that most chimneys are blocked or smokeless by law

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

20 January 1988: "If it were a crime to misuse words, we could go out and arrest 'refute', 'disinterested' and 'hopefully' tomorrow," says Inspector Millmoss, head of the Word Squad. "Mark you, we'd probably bring Britain to a complete standstill."

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/columnists/miles-kington/mind-your-language-or-the-word-squad-will-have-kittens-803134.html

Mind you, as the article is listed as being posted on the 1st, I wouldn't trust its truthfulness.
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