About McPherson's Rant


McPherson’s Rant is an old Scots Folk Song about a Robin Hood Type Character who was hanged.

There is no connection, unless you count the “rant” part.  The world’s a strange place and sometimes a “rant” at absurdity and unfairness is just what’s required.

Here you can expect to find examples of stupidity, irony and idiocy , especially relating to Hong Kong, and with particular attention to the SCMP, and its’ letters page. A common problem with many blogs is their failure to find something new to say, I find the SCMP, and it’s letters page, provides plenty of ammunition on a daily basis and will reference them frequently. If you have your own letter not getting published, put it on our comments section.





American English

This may seem pedantic, and I accept that a significant proportion of readers will see nothing wrong with the advert below, but I wish this town would decide whether we are using American English, or proper English.  Ok I put ‘proper’ in there just to wind some of you up, but the point remains valid. If a newspaper has a singular style that all journalists conform to, surely they could impose the same standards on their advertisers.  I accept the old adage that the UK and US are two countries divided by a common language, but it seems cultural imperialism has now infected the SCMP much to our collective mutual detriment.Metre!


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