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9:54am on Friday, 4th September, 2009:

Monty Flies


I saw this on a web page today:

I love it when perfectly ordinary words being used perfectly properly nevertheless combine to make an unexpected phrase. This particular example also appeared in a wartime headline referring to an occasion when Field Marshal Montgomery returned to the front line ("Monty Flies Back to Front"), which I first heard of when I when I was about 5 but never ceases to amuse me (along with "Eighth Army Push Bottles up Germans").

Ah, language.

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