'Sofa of despair’': It's the Coalition buzz-phrase generator
Tuesday 14 May 2013
The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, visited Leicester County Hall and expressed his desire to get people who don’t have jobs “off the sofa of despair
It’s not the first ham-fisted buzz-phrase to be put forward by members of the Coalition Government, remember Nick Clegg’s “alarm-clock Britain”? To lend our busy ministers a hand, here’s a cut-out-and-keep tool for creating new, aspirational buzz-phrases.
You are welcome.
Choose a verb
Throw, alight, despatch, reach, lift, raise, tear
Choose a pronoun
Yourself, everybody, us, them
Choose a preposition
On, for, to, of, from + the
Choose an object
Broken, settee, untrimmed, hedge, iffy kettle, B-road, musty attic, plastic bag, slag heap +of
Choose a feeling
Despair, sorrow, hope, joy, aspiration, alienation, unemployment
Tear yourself from the B-road of alienation
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