How clever

Ben Hunter shares these irksome UK expressions:

  • It’s not big, and it’s not clever,” so goes the cliche, but it doesn’t bother me quite so much as its mutations do:
  • “It is big, and it is clever,” is often heard during TV show about cars.
  • It’s not big, but it’s certainly clever,” is often found in reviews about pocket-sized, Japanese gadgets.
  • It may be big, but it’s certainly not clever,” is often used to describe school bullies, gorillas and anything else that is large and never graduated high school.

One thought on “How clever

  1. I agree. People that say those sorts of things are neither big nor clever. Especially Japanese people.