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