Occasionally I get so distracted by the way someone writes that I can’t concentrate on what they’re saying. Here’s John Howard in today’s Financial Review:
To adopt Shakespeare, Meryl Streep came to bury Margaret Thatcher, not to praise her. This was attempted — in the film The Iron Lady — by the simple, but telling, device of retailing Thatcher’s story through a series of retrospectives of the retired prime minister, clearly afflicted by dementia.
Howard made some good points in his review, but I had the blue pencil out after the second word. There are only a couple of things I thought were outright errors. Most of the distraction came from Howard’s writing style.
Is it just me?