I’ve noticed a rather disturbing trend. When a member of the editorial team sends me something to review or tweak, I often say to them “I’ve Cleopatra’d it” – referring to the song by the girl band, ie “it’s coming atcha”
This has been almost semi-conscious and even though I’ve now realised quite how naff it is, it doesn’t seem to bother me and I still keep doing it. I often get looks from the team – somewhere between rolled eyes and sympathy – and it’s made me question whether indeed I am becoming my father.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love my dad dearly, but this is the same kind of joke he would make with my 14 year old little sister, who’d roll her eyes just as much.