The Worldwide Weblog of Donald Pincher

by Joshua Gaskell

Tag: Tax

Thursday, 7th July 2016

Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

– BBC News

Robbie Savage says: ‘If that was Robson-Kanu, they’d be talking about it for years!’

Monday, 5th October 2015

Fivepenny tax, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪvpəni
Etymology: < five adj. + penny n.

1. One at fivepence in the pound.
2. The Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015. ‘A seller must charge a minimum of 5 pence (including any VAT) for each SUCB supplied’.

Wednesday, 8th April 2015

Tax, n.

Pronunciation: /taks/
Etymology: < Old French taxer < Latin taxare to censure, charge, compute.

1. Doms. A compulsory contribution to the support of government.
2. Non-doms. Contronymous to sense 1: A discretionary contribution to the support of government.

When I was young there was a tax-avoiding thing called a nondom, pronounced nond’m; now, the evidently same thing is a non-dom, with a fully rounded second syllable…

Tuesday, 7th April 2015

Amazon, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈaməz(ə)n/
Etymology: < Latin Amazon < Greek Ἀμαζών

A race of female warriors alleged by Herodotus, etc. to exist in Scythia, an ancient tax haven.

Sunday, 29th March 2015

I am delighted to receive a signed, personal letter from the ‘Rt Hon David Cameron MP’, resident of Dean, Oxfordshire, and Downing Street, Westminster.

But wait, the return address on the back of the envelope is not Dean or Downing Street! Is the beleaguered taxpayer funding a secret third home for the Camerons at PO Box 10207, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1YD?

The public has a right to know!

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