May 22, 2006

It's The Leest They Can Say

From BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific: WHO chief dies after blood clot:

Dr Lee Jong-wook, head of the World Health Organisation, died early Monday morning at a hospital in Switzerland. A statement on the WHO's website read:

"All of the staff of the World Health Organization extend their most sincere condolences to Dr Lee's family. The sudden loss of our leader, colleague and friend, is devastating."

Not to be outdone, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan saw their devastation, and raised them an emotionally hollow submodifier, saying in a statement:

"I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Dr Lee . . . This sudden loss of a leader, colleague and friend is truly devastating."

So apparently, it turns out that "A leader, colleague and friend" was Dr Lee's nickname around the office.


At 22/5/06 17:44, Anonymous G. Who said...

Er... Shouldn't that be an emotionally hollow ADVERB?

At 22/5/06 18:04, Blogger Andrew said...

Oh, God, that's embarrassing. No more blogging right after waking up for me...


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