Universally Acknowledging Truths

Argh. They’ve done it again.

A truth which has the downside of keeping many true artists poor in garrets and many false ones rich in mansions was universally acknowledged yesterday.

(Pride, prejudice and happiness: readers choose favourite endingsGuardian)

Is it too much to ask that just once a journalist can write an article that mentions Pride and Prejudice and doesn’t start with some supposedly clever remix of the opening line? Or is there some NUJ rule that says they have to do it?

It’s really not as clever as they seem to think it is.

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