I love the way politicians, corporations and mothers manage to find creative ways to speak of something that might otherwise be offensive. The latest example comes from Australia, where a truck filled with human excrement spilled some of its fragrant freight on a motorway in Brisbane. The company that owns the truck described the incident rather creatively:
Transport company Transpacific Industries said the truck, which was carrying a 'key component of organic fertiliser', lost power steering and hit a guard rail on the southbound bridge causing it lose part of its load about 7.30am.
A 'key component of organic fertilizer', eh? That'll do . . . even though I bet it was a s****y experience for all concerned, particularly the cleanup crew!