The Worldwide Weblog of Donald Pincher

by Joshua Gaskell

Tag: Tory

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’.

Tuesday, 18th October 2016

See you next Tuesday, phr.

Pronunciation: /siː juː nɛkst ˈtjuːzdi/
Etymology: < the ‘see you’ make the cu and the initials nt follow.

1. Used as an insider’s code for ‘cunt’.
2. Theresa May’s message to those awaiting a decision on a third runway at Heathrow.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

Cllr Thomas Babington Macaulay has defended the decision by Leicestershire County Council to reduce its library service to a single shelf of books. Referring to campaigners against library closures, he said, ‘I have never found one among them who could deny that a single shelf of a good European library was worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia.’

Saturday, 8th August 2015

Is UKIP, according to Orwell’s definition, a party of Tory anarchists?

Tory anarchist, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːri ˈanəkɪst/
Etymology: < Tory n. and adj. + anarchist n.

One who despises authority while disbelieving in liberty, and preserving the aristocratic outlook while seeing clearly that the existing aristocracy is degenerate and contemptible.

Wednesday, 5th August 2015


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