Wednesday 9 December 2009

Cold, Hungry Ceilings

The pay ceiling, effectively freezing the earnings of four million public sector workers for at least two years, will bite in 18 months.
   - Today's Evening Standard

Some people would wrongly accuse this sentence of mixing its metaphors. 'How', they would whinge from their imitation-ivory towers, 'could a ceiling freeze or bite?' Such brainless pedants haven't considered either igloos or Napoleon III's private theatre at Fontainebleau, of which a picture below.

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