Standards Are Declining

Victoria Wood, the comedian and sketch-writer turned actor, was given a CBE.

Congratulations to Ms Wood of course, but a hearty Tsk, Tsk for Ms. Gammell, the author of this piece.

I remember being ticked off some years ago by someone on the letters page at The Times on this matter.

People are *appointed* CBE, not *given* or*awarded*.

3 thoughts on “Standards Are Declining”

  1. In modern news parlance (avoid the passive voice at all costs) surely she “received” a CBE?

  2. She deserved it, if only for “Scotland – where everywhere is pronounced Kirkcudbright and spelled Ecclefechan”.

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