Friday, May 13, 2005

Oc's C lexicography — by request

If you gently prod Alan, he might produce a little lexicographical carbuncle. I picture him as a sort of Canadian libertarian William Chester Minor. The latest entry:

confidence n. 1. the ability to frustrate one’s opponents by deliberately ignoring them; the quality of wilful blindness to adversity, defeat and shame; 2. (political) in parliamentary tradition, the assurance of the members’ belief in the ability of the government to govern, as affirmed by a majority of votes in the House of Commons on matters of vital importance, except in the case of Liberal governments, in which confidence is normally assumed to exist when the majority of the members of parliament repeatedly express disgust for, and vote contrary to the wishes of, the governing party.
Previous entries in the Carbuncle's Lexicon:

In other Red Ensign news, check out the latest imaging brilliance from the Raging Ranter:

And there's a new member of the Red Ensign Brigade — Blue Perspective. Ryan's from London too, so please forgive him that little indiscretion.