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Mayor's English shocker.

FOOTBALL pundit Jamie Redknapp and London Mayor Boris Johnson were named and shamed for their poor use of the English language.

The pair were among the award 'winners' in the Plain English Campaign's annual Golden Bull booby prize to mark National Plain English Day.

The Golden Bull awards recognise the year's most baffling examples of gobbledegook.

Politician Mr Johnson, a former newspaper editor, was nominated for a comment in a Transport for London press release where he called for London to become "A cyclised city".

Other Golden Bull winners include NHS Lanarkshire for a staff document which used the sentence: "These are cascaded to senior staff across the organisation through to frontline staff via a structured mechanism to facilitate ownership of data."

The language was labelled "baffling" by the Plain English Campaign, which held the awards ceremony in Manchester..

Former Liverpool and England player Redknapp was named the Foot in Mouth Award winner for his incorrect use of the word "literally" and other gaffes.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 10, 2010
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