Open Mouth. Insert Foot.


Foot-in-Mouth-AwardThe Plain English Campaign presents the Foot in Mouth Award each year to someone in the public spotlight who has said something utterly baffling. Recent winners include:

  • “I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe and somebody said I was a snake, I’d think ‘No, actually I am a giraffe.'” –Richard Gere
  • “I love England, especially the food. There’s nothing I like more than a lovely bowl of pasta.” –Naomi Campbell
  • “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” – Donald Rumsfeld
  • “When it comes to words I have a uniqueness that I find almost impossible in terms of art – and it’s my words that actually make my art quite unique.” – Artist Tracey Emin
  • “I find it (capitalism) hard to understand. It obfuscates truth and I think an economic ideology is oppositional to the spiritual ideologies that are what we need to adopt if we’re to save our planet and humankind. Capitalism, the economic arm of the individualism and materialism ideologies that keep us framed in a narrow bandwidth of consciousness, prevents us from seeing that we’re all connected.” — Russell Brand

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