Snigger

It looks like Laurie Penny has been moonlighting as Toby Helm:

Ed Miliband cannot move more than a few paces along Tottenham High Road without residents grabbing his arm and pouring out their hearts. Anguish is written on faces, and voices tremble as they pull the Labour leader aside for a word.

And the Great Ed\’s diagnosis?

\”It is very complex,\” he said as he strode towards the leisure centre

\”Strode\”, such a manly, physical, description, don\’t you think?

A competition for what would be the correct verb to use there.

Waddled would be more Ed Balls. Minced would be homophobic these days. \”Adenoided\” isn\’t usually used as a reference to a mode of locomotion but it does fit.

 

10 thoughts on “Snigger”

  1. According to posters on order-order.com, Ed walked into a shop in Tottenham, and asked the proprietor’s name. The guy told Ed his name and then asked Ed,”what’s yours?”
    As to the correct verb. Sidled, scuttled, slid, crept, proceeded, shuffled precessed and progressed all have something to commend them.

  2. I would so much prefer it to have said:

    Anger is written on faces, and voices tremble as they pull the Labour leader aside for “a word”.

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