There was a time when newspapers cared about trivial little things like grammar and spelling, especially papers of record like the Irish Times, but not anymore.
The IT had an article today about the crooked lawyer, Michael Lynn, who scammed the banks and his clients out of millions.Ã‚ The Law Society set up a disciplinary tribunal to investigate him, and the tribunal duly decided that he was a complete crook and unfit to practise as a lawyer.
I know.Ã‚ I know.Ã‚ Cue the lawyer jokes.Ã‚ I know.Ã‚ Normally, I’d be the first with the cheap shot, but just bear with me on this for a minute.
What did the IT’s headline say?
Disciplinary tribunal urges Lynn to be fined Ã¢â€š¬2m and struck off.
The tribunal urged Lynn to be fined, did it?Ã‚ And then it urged him to be struck off.
Dear Mr Lynn,
We, the tribunal, in our infinite pomposity, have found you to be a total con-man.Ã‚ We therefore earnestly urge you to be fined Ã¢â€š¬2,000,000.
We further urge you to be struck off.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s headline, when Lynn replies from his hide-out in Argentina.
Michael Lynn urges tribunal to get fucked.