Boris Johnson has been honoured with the Golden Bull award, a prize handed out annually by the Plain English Campaign, that highlights the "worst example of written tripe" from the past year.
Despite the Mayor's many baffling public exhortations, it was a small missive to promote the Cycle Hire scheme that earned Boris the coveted gong. A press release from TfL contained a Mayoral quote that referred to:
"A cyclised city of pioneers"
Compared to some of the Mayor's prior experiments with the mother tongue, this is a mild malaprop at best. Indeed, Boris has previous form with the Plain English Campaign: in 2004 he was awarded the Foot in Mouth award for the following utterance, during a guest slot on Have I Got News For You:
"I could not fail to disagree with you less".
Photo / Simon Kember.