The Wikipedia entry for “Mistakes were made” features a list of 13 instances the phrase has been used in the past when it’s clearly fucking obvious that mistakes were made, but come on, how could anyone be at fault for those mistakes! The use of the passive voice is supposed to remove responsibility for the mistakes. The latest entry: “On January 14, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, during his State of the State address, said “mistakes were clearly made” in reference to the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.”
The things they list on Wikipedia.
French fries are almost always salted just after cooking. They are then served with a variety of condiments, notably ketchup, curry, curry ketchup (mildly hot mix of the former), hot or chili sauce, mustard, mayonnaise, bearnaise sauce, tartar sauce, tzatziki, feta cheese, garlic sauce, fry sauce, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, gravy, brown sauce, vinegar (especially malt vinegar), lemon, piccalilli, pickled cucumber, gherkins, very small pickled onions, fresh cheese curds (especially Canada), or honey.
Wikipedia being awesome again. Check out the list for The Simpsons, too.
* Astonishing Tales of the Sea
* The Big Game by Donald O’Brien
* A Coffee Table Book About Coffee Tables by Cosmo Kramer
* Fair Game by Alton Benes
* Venetian Blinds by Art Vandalay
How long until this gets changed? Incidentally, I was looking at the page for work.
It is just what it sounds like.