Anglican Samizdat

May 17, 2009

The most pernicious phrase of the month

Filed under: Anglican Church of Canada,Humour — David Jenkins @ 12:06 am
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The winner is a staple of all authentic Anglican Machiavellianism. It is:

The Listening Process.

The winning phrase combines all the necessary qualities:

  • It beguiles the naïve into taking it at face value; really, no-one is listening because they are either asleep or talking.
  • It is more disingenuous than Fred Hiltz’s smile.
  • Its potential to stun is rivalled only by a taser.
  • After half an hour it causes a nose-bleed.
  • Like any phrase ending in “process” it is designed to prevent the previous word of the phrase occurring.

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