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.