Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Tongues They Slip

Or today's Jaw-Dropping Statement. It comes from Japan's health minister Hakuo Yanagisawa. He made a statement about Japan's low birth rate and his determination to raise it (though probably not by his very own effort):

Mr Yanagisawa had told a local political meeting "Because the number of birth-giving machines and devices is fixed, all we can ask for is for them to do their best per head."

I must go and oil my springs. In case any orders come in.