The Worldwide Weblog of Donald Pincher

by Joshua Gaskell

Tag: Brexit

Monday, 10 June 2019

Prorogue, v. and adj.

Pronunciation: /prə(ʊ)ˈrəʊɡ/
Etymology: < classical Latin prōrogāre to prolong, extend.

1. v. To discontinue the meetings of (a legislative or other assembly) for a period of time or until the next session, without dissolving it.
2. adj. In favour of rogue options or ‘going rogue’.

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Saturday, 29th July 2017

London weighting, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌndən ˈweɪtɪŋ/
Etymology: < London n. + weighting n.

1. An amount added to a salary to compensate for the higher cost of living in the London area.
2. What remainers wish their votes had.

Sunday, 16th October 2016

Resit culture, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈriːsɪt ˈkʌltʃə/
Etymology: < resit n. + culture n.

1. Educ. The practice of pupils resitting exams until they get the desired result.
2. Polit. The practise of electorates resitting referendums until they return the desired result.

Sunday, 21st August 2016

The characters from The Office discuss the possibility of a second EU referendum:

The Second Referendum

Saturday, 2nd July 2016

Britain is a starkly divided country. It’s divided between those who voted leave and those who voted remain; between young and old; rich and poor; London and the rest of England; England and Wales, and Scotland; and it is divided between those who applaud ideas of which they approve and those who prefer to say ‘whoo’.

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