Double talk

Ah, the perils of the double negative. Hogan & Hartson London managing partner Garry Pegg had clearly been spending too long in an over-lawyerly meeting when Tulkinghorn asked him how he was the other day.

“Not unsatisfactory,” replied Pegg. “Actually,” he admitted, “I once said that to one of our partners in New York. He asked me, ‘Is that good?’.”