The 2007 Foot in Mouth Award Goes To ... Steve McClaren!

It was a close battle, but former English national football (soccer) team manager Steve McClaren beat US President George Bush for the "Foot in Mouth" award.

The dreaded award is given by the Plain English Campaign to improve the English language by pointing out how NOT to say things:

Every year, the pressure group hands out a raft of awards mocking incomprehensible jargon in a battle to clear the linguistic fog that so often envelops the English language. [...]

[McClaren] was hailed for a supreme example of gobbledegook in talking about star player Wayne Rooney: "He is inexperienced but he's experienced in terms of what he's been through."

George W.Bush came second for "All I can tell you is that when the governor calls, I answer his phone."

Plain English Campaign spokesman Ben Beer told Reuters: "We thought it was a bit obvious to honor Bush as he comes up with them every day."

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