Concerns, eh?

One of those mealy mouthed Americanisms that grates:

The Duke of Sussex has revealed that he “expressed his concerns” about the motives of a Saudi billionaire donor at the centre of a cash for honours scandal.

How about “said he didn’t like it”?

5 thoughts on “Concerns, eh?”

  1. “Expressing one’s concerns” implies that one has a stock of considered judgements about the world, and is able to voice them appropriately. I can see why the Duke’s handlers would want to give that impression.

  2. I thought that was the whole idea of honours. You gave people a gong or a title, or allowed them to publicly associate with a celeb like Harry or Meghan, in return for them supporting a ‘worthy’ cause.

    Which may of course be Harry and Meghan’s pocket money.

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