The Golden Bull

In today’s Guardian, Germaine Greer attacks a nerdish Plain English group for awarding her The Golden Bull, a kind of pseuds’ corner prize for purveyors of opaque English. Germaine’s defence is that she was quoting Immanuel Kant – as she was certain most Guardian readers would have realised (!). Her diatribe was splendidly over the top, a literary swatting of lesser humanity. I couldn’t resist my Muse, if a little crude in her influence:

Hell hath no fury like Prof Greer
(Big Brother flunkette and TV seer)
Piqued by the Golden Bull, her rant
Showed she can be an awesome Kant –

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