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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Curiously Specific

In today's Telegraph, Nick Hewer is quoted as saying that Ed Miliband has the weakest handshake in Western Europe.
Does this strike anyone else as a rather curiously specific thing to say? Just Western Europe? Not the World? Not even Eastern Europe? Is it possible that there is someone in Prague proudly boasting that he has a weaker handshake than Ed Miliband. Or someone in Paris complaining that his handshake is weaker and Nick Hewer has ignored him?

(And of course I know it's the kind of bizarrely random hyperbole that we all engage in and shouldn't be taken at face value, nevertheless it seems curiously specific even for hyperbole.)

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