LITTLEJOHN: The mad Mullah, a Tasered sheep and a Bin Laden lookalike | Mail OnlineWelcome to another bumper edition of Mind How You Go. The only trouble is knowing where to start. Spoilt for choice, as a matter of fact.
Should I kick off with the trigger-happy Plod who Tasered a sheep? Or banning compulsory swimming lessons for all new recruits to avoid offending Muslim women.
Source: the Daily Mail
The text I quoted is the first two paragraphs of an article by a columnist from the Daily Mail.
Q1: Is there really an edition called bumper edition in the radio programmes? I understand the columnist just created such an edition to start his writing here.
Q2: Why did the columnist say 'spoilt the choice'? Does it refer to there are many radio programmes so the listeners are spoilt.
Last edited by thedaffodils; 26-Jun-2009 at 23:53.
Thank you for your answer and correction.
"Spoilt for choice" is a new one for me. I looked it up and saw that it is a British term, and usually "spoiled for choice" in American English. Interesting!
But what is "plod"? I am a native American-English speaker and have never heard it used this way. I have only heard it used like "plodding through the muck", and I could not find any answers from Google. Thanks!
This story was quite true - a bunch of Welsh sheep were a nuisance in a village and when the police attempted to eject them, the ram became aggressive so a taser was used to stun it in order that it could be moved. The journalist has clearly never faced a rather cross, aggressive ram.
Anglika, is 'cop' a pejorative word for a policeman? Thanks!
Policeman Plod: Policeman plod image by MoggIntellect on Photobucket