U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is speaking English, as far as we can tell.
Still, his latest nationwide plan could use a little bit of translating before Americans - or perhaps anyone - can understand it. Johnson is launching a new £500,000 push so the U.K. can "bong Big Ben on Brexit night," and he wants Britons to "bung a bob for a Big Ben bong" so that can happen.
Johnson revealed his new tongue twister in an early-morning interview with BBC, describing how the famous Big Ben clock is under construction and has lost its famous "bong." But "the bongs cost £500,000," or about $650,000, Johnson said. So he's developing a plan where Britons can contribute to Big Ben's restoration, or, in Johnson-ese, "bung a bob for a Big Ben bong."
"The bongs cost £500,000… but we're working up a plan so that people can bung a bob for a Big Ben bong"
- BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) January 14, 2020
British tabloid Daily Express boiled down Johnson's words into an alliterative - and easier to pronounce - demand for its Wednesday cover.
- Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) January 14, 2020
American tabloids, may we suggest "Big (Ben) Buck Hunter" for all your cover needs?
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