'Crazy', 'idiot' or 'brainless twat'? We report; you decide.

Who says standards of writing are declining in British journalism?

Axegrinder was particularly impressed by the forthright prose found recently in the Paisley Daily Express (and the icRenfrewshire web site).

In one story this week, the paper reported on a “crazy teenager” who “caused thousands of pounds of damage after nicking a bus and crashing it into two other single deckers”.

Skip ahead to paragraph six: “The brainless twat then jumped out of the driver’s cabin and ran off as he was chased by nightshift workers who lost him after a few hundred yards.”

The account of the “mad incident” then continues by quoting several carefully identified bystanders:

“One man said: ‘I think the idiot was looking for a late night lift home and decided to go by bus.'”

More adjectives and invective next time, please!

Update: Axegrinder is not alone in being amused by this.

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