My favourite ‘famous last words‘ are
“I wonder what this button is for”
Mind you, one job I had that worked the graveyard shift, we had a TV
tuned to the late night Axe murder horror movie channel. They get to
look funny after a while ‘cos they are so hackneyed. Scenes such as
walking backwards though the door or opening the cupboard to have the
corpse or monster leap out are the ‘visual’ last-words.
But sometimes its not a joke, as when someone says
“We have put in place a very secure network and I can confidently say
that it cannot be tampered with,” said signal officer-in-chief
Lt-General P Mohapatra on Monday.
In plain English he’s saying “we can’t be hacked”.