N – Christmas lunch not dinner

Most Daily Telegraph readers eat “Christmas lunch” rather than “Christmas dinner,” said Simon Heffer, the paper’s associate editor, in an angry email to staff. “This is not the Daily Star,” he said. “I have exhorted you all to read carefully what you write. I think some of you are now doing this, but not always thinking about what it is that you read.” His favourite literals of that week were “hocky mom” and “plumb compote.” One reader wondered whether the newsroom was being run by “mnokeys.” Heffer said, “While it is good to provide the customers with amusement, it should be intentional.” (www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/nov/28/simon-heffer-daily-telegraph)