Giles Coren minus sub-editors equals...gibberish!

This is a cheap shot. But I’m going to take it anyway.

Times columnist Giles Coren once wrote an angry missive to a sub-editor on The Times who tweaked his copy which became so notorious that he landed a book about anger management on the back of it.

He’s been taking part in a live webchat over on the newly paywalled Times website. Here are a few excerpts to show what he looks like without the benefit of a sub’s expert eye:

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hello lee,
go to polpo in soho, can’t book so get there nice and early whichll suit you as a theatregoer, rock up about 6pm. shouldn’t cost more than £50 all in and you’ll have fifty left to buy her some flowers

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hi shannon,
i think there are more than enough restauranyts overground without having underground ones as well.

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hang on, i have to og and kiss my wife and say sorry for msasyhing the place up tem mins ago when my computer hit the wall

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anyone to whom i was demonstratively apologetic wd not want the thing i did brought up again. sorry.

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Times subscribers can read the whole thing here

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