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The Top Ten Understatements Ever

by | 11th, March 2009

IN taking on the tabloid press, Max Mosley tells MPs that his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, “overdid it and that stopped people thinking seriously about his ideas“.

That’s was always the problem with Nazis, overdoing it. You kill someone in a van with poison gas, then someone else wants to have a go and before you know it there are entire camps full of people and gas and everyone wants to press the button and be first and have their turn.

Here are Anorak’s Top Ten Understatements Ever

The war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage” – Emperor Hirohito of Japan, discussing the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in his first radio broadcast (15 August 1945) *

There was a momentary kerfuffle” – Simon Scharma on the 100 Years War

“Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress”Pilot of Kuala Lumpur to Perth leg of British Airways Flight 9 on 24 June 1982, after volcanic ash causes all four engines of the Boeing 747 aircraft to fail

“It’s just a flesh wound”Black Knight, after having both of his arms cut off, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

“Hamas fails to condemn Eilat bomb that killed three” – The Independent *

“Nadya got real greedy. This woman is nuts” – OctoMum Nadya Suleman’s spokesperson *

“Tom and Jerry no longer talking” – Hannah Barbera

“Victoria Beckham didn’t have seconds” – Daily Mail

“Mohamed Fayed uncertain of events regarding car crash” – Daily Express

“Anthea Turner pleased at being voted celebrity most Britons would like to live next door to” – Press Release

Three that just missed out:

“Young British artist keen to be noticed”
“Football fan late for kick off upset in traffic jam”
“The Very Best of Steps lives up to expectations”

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