Warum gibt es etwas und nicht nichts? (Why is there something rather than nothing?) - Leibniz

Monday, March 22, 2010

Notes and Queries (1)

The collective noun for MPs is "an infestation" (for pairs or small groups, "a scurry"). Although gaining currency, "a prostitution" is incorrect; Professor Blanding suggests that the latter usage may have arisen from the recent public perception that Parliament is a "house of ill-repute".

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