Famous failures in eloquence

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"Ah, bloody hell. It's tricky, isn't it. Oh, dear. Um, um. God. Er"

Boris Johnson asked where the Tories should go after losing the general election in 2001

"The main thing is to keep everybody fit and get everyone in the mind-set, the mental kind of state where, you know, believe that we can do it – because if you don't believe, you know, then you're not just going to, you're not going to do it, you're going to fall short"

Sol Campbell football player

"I was a skinny bird when I came in here, but now my clothes are too thin for me"

Jade Goody

reality show contestant

"Post-neoclassical endogenous growth theory ..."

Ed Balls in a speech for the then Chancellor, Gordon Brown