Foot in Mouth and Bad Sex in Fiction Awards

A comment last year by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the hunt for Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was awarded the Foot in Mouth prize by Britain’s Plain English Campaign; ‘Reports that say something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.’ Aniruddha Bahal, an Indian investigative journalist, won Britain’s little-coveted Bad Sex in Fiction Award for a turbo-charged account of a lovers’ tryst that likens their amours to a speeding Bugatti sports car

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