Downsized and out in Bristol and Somerset

Friday, September 15, 2006

A sub-editor writes...

Why oh why is there not a command in Indesign or Word to 'Find all bullshit' and 'Replace with sparkling wit'?

I mean, really:

The saw has been in use since the time of the Pharaohs some 4 _ thousand years. Its sole purpose is to cut wood in either a straight line or a curved one depending on the type of saw and its design purpose. Modern saws are vastly different to those early varieties, the quality of the material they are made from is far superior, and the technology applied during the saws development has made a more accurate, efficient, and easier tool to use.

'Its sole purpose is to cut wood'? Gaddam! And there was me trying to use a 14in tenon saw to hold up my trousers. If only someone had told me earlier.