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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Defenestrate the trollop!

A new book has been widely reported. It lists 600 English words that are in danger of falling out of common usage.

I think I have found a use for two of them already; the British Cabinet, the 1922 Committee, the Labour Party, the House of Commons and the electorate at large may find them most apt at the moment:

"Defenestrate the trollop!"

Placards under construction now.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6388837/Gadzook-Writer-says-600-endangered-words-including-conk.html

3 comments:

Sackerson said...

And in the news this morning: Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned.

Sackerson said...

JD comments:

In the papers this morning it said Esther McVey was 'on resignation watch' whatever that is supposed to mean. But now I see she too has resigned as well as Raab and the NI Secretary. Empty gestures, none of them willing to be serious and actually resigning from Parliament! There was an MP on the news last night (I didn't catch her name, not that it is important) and she repeated the canard that we didn't know what we were voting for. That is insulting to the electorate, it shows how contemptuous they are of the little people. I know exactly what i was voting for and it had nothing to do with any of the lies put out by both sides in the campaign two years ago.

They still don't 'get it' do they? The Referendum result was a vote against the political class, the ruling classes. It came as a rude shock just as the result of the 1945 General Election came as a rude shock to that same political class, the ruling class.

I am reminded of a phrase in a book about the Highland Clearances (I think it was John Prebble's book, I'm not sure) The Duke of Sutherland was asked to raise an army to help fight a war against Russia but could not find a single volunteer. The response was "We have no country to fight for! You robbed us of our country and gave it to the sheep. Therefore, since you have preferred sheep to men, let sheep defend you!"

I wonder if there are enough 'sheep' among the Europhiles willing to join the EU Army?

Sackerson said...

... and adds:

You can post this also:
Today in Parliament-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRJby3PCfbo

I know I've sent you that one before but with our braindead politicians it will always be relevant!