ODT Watch | The Week the ODT Adopted Outdated Yorkshire Idiom

Welcome back. In case you missed it, the ODT have been up to their old tricks over the break.

Yip. You missed nothing. 

 


 

So the ODT has a column called “Ask a Scientist” where readers send in questions and a scientist answers them. Or apparently just googles the question. 

They’re thinking of renaming the column Ask a Scientist a Question About Algae.

 


 

To be fair on the ODT’s resident scientist, they have clearly just discovered the internet,

 


 

ODT Watch would like to formally congratulate Paul Gorman on his superbly anachronistic phrases.  

According to Google (does this make us scientists?) “chuffed to little mintballs” is outdated Yorkshire idiom. Of course it is. 

 


 

Next,  

‘Strong cultural element’ here meaning some Māori people were there.

 


 

Finally, the ODT are asking the question that’s on all of our minds  

 

Do you want to have anal sex with your financial advisor?

 
This article first appeared in Issue 14, 2018.
Posted 11:11pm Sunday 8th July 2018 by Charlie OíMannin.