Giles Coren Corrects The Times

24 07 2008

Celeb: Giles Coren

Not really a PR stunt I think, but this hilarious letter from Giles Coren to the Times’ sub-editors has somehow leaked and is doing the rounds in the PR world today:

“And worst of all. Dumbest, deafest, shittest of all, you have removed the unstressed ‘a’ so that the stress that should have fallen on “nosh” is lost, and my piece ends on an unstressed syllable. When you’re winding up a piece of prose, metre is crucial. Can’t you hear? Can’t you hear that it is wrong? It’s not fucking rocket science. It’s fucking pre-GCSE scansion. I have written 350 restaurant reviews for The Times and i have never ended on an unstressed syllable. Fuck. fuck, fuck, fuck.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jul/23/mediamonkey?gusrc=rss&feed=media

UPDATE: A Coren impersonator has just moved his rants to Twitter – http://twitter.com/gilescoren – might want to be careful about that one, mate.

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24 07 2008
Emily

You have to appreciate someone who approaches their writing as art. Aren’t enough of them in my humble opinion.

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