Monday, April 07, 2008

(Almost) Wordless Monday


The Evening Standard's two main headlines for Monday 7th April refer to the "unhappy shambles that the opening of Heathrow's Terminal 5 has become" (you've got to love the British art of understatement) and the hoo-hah surrouding the Olympic torch relay in Paris which resulted in the torch being extinguished at least three times (tsk tsk tsk).

Apparently BA's toubles have enriched the English language. From now on, when things go badly wrong, you can say you've been T5'ed. Not the most charming of expressions, but still. At least we kept the Olympic torch going. Heh.

12 comments:

RennyBA said...

Never have I learned so much English from a Wordless post :lol: - great - thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Being T5'd is so my new expression.

Tinsie said...

@ Rennyba: Oh but it was (almost) wordless ;-)

@ Cheryl: Mine too!

Anonymous said...

I feel like I need to fly the flag for poor BA: Things might be bad at T5, but at least BA has banned Naomi Campbell!!! One less disgruntled passenger with attitude!?

Can't be all bad ;)

Suz x

Tinsie said...

Have they really gone ahead and banned her? Good for them!

You could actually say she's been T5'd ;-)

Claire said...

I'm totaly having a T5 kinda day here ;).

Cxx

Tinsie said...

OK. I wrote a long reply explaining how T5 my day's been so far and got an error message when I tried to post it. If that's not a sign that I should stop ranting and go pour myself a gin and tonic instead, I don't know what is!

Here's hoping that tomorrow is a better day for us all xxx

Per Stromsjo said...

As far as I'm concerned this year's Summer Olympics could get T5'ed. See, I managed to synthesize your dual messages... ;)

Indie said...

I totally agree about the summer Olympics being T5ed (love this phrase you should copyright it :-)
You may be asked for the rights to this expression and become a millionaire?

Loops said...

So now BA have banned Naomi Campbell they'll have a few thousand suitcases less to deal with anyway :)

Shionge said...

I have read so much about the nightmares of T5 ;(

Tinsie said...

@ Per Stromsjo: Hahaha that's *so* spot on :-)))

@ Indie: Ι'm afraid I didn't come up with the phrase myself - I read it in the paper the other day. I guess I'd better hang on to the day job, eh?

@ Loops: You've got a point there ;-)

@ Shionge: Nightmares is the right word. I'm dreading my next flight out of Heathrow - coz guess what terminal I'm flying out of! Oh yes. T5 it is.