Phrases we could live without

Wed, Jan 22, 2014, 01:01

Sir, – Where on earth did the phrase “happy out” come from? Please, no more.

– Yours, etc,

ALAN KEEGAN,

Howth Road,

Raheny, Dublin 5.

Sir, – If I see, hear or read, once more, the phrase “If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” used to justify the existence of yet another stupid, arrogant, wasteful, incompetent fool, who passes for a public-body CEO, politician or senior civil servant, I will put my fist through the television, radio or newspaper that has spewed it out. – Yours, etc,

JESSICA FREED,

Crumlin Road, Dublin 12.

Sir, – “They scored at just the right time”! Is there a wrong time? – Yours, etc,

BRIAN Mc KENNA,

Howth Road, Dublin 5.

Sir, – I don’t believe the dogs in the street know all that much. – Yours, etc,

JONATHON ROTH,

Clancys Strand, Limerick.

Sir, – “The real economy.” – Yours, etc,

JOHN O’BYRNE,

Mount Argus Court,

Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W.

Sir, – “Is there no end in sight?” “Oh please.” – Yours, etc,

JOHN GLEESON,

Lucan Road,

Chapelizod, Dublin 20.