Russell Brand received an award for saying unnecessarily stupid shit from the Plain English Campaign, a British organization which advocates the use of normal language over complex jargon which often means nothing and confuses the dumb. Each year the association designates a Foot In Mouth Award winner because they are spectacularly cheeky. Brand’s knack for brain damaged yet pretentious verse cast him as a clear favorite. They singled out a few of his rants as prime examples of his false sense of intelligence such as this one from his book Revolution:
“This attitude of churlish indifference seems like nerdish deference contrasted with the belligerent antipathy of the indigenous farm folk, who regard the hippie-dippie interlopers, the denizens of the shimmering tit temples, as one fey step away from transvestites.”
Big words aren’t the problem. They actually sound intriguing when uttered by most British people who haven’t riddled their brains with heroin.. The Brits are supposed to have a lofty vocabulary. That and ruddy women with naturally plump bosoms are all they have left. We have ice in America. And orthodontics. We can afford to speak plainly, as in, Russell Brand, take your memories of jack rabbiting Katy Perry and get the fuck out.
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