Sunday, 24 January 2010

Sly Definition

Rafael Behr has translated politicospeak, and some definitions are rather good.

Crime Any breach of the law apart from transgressions relating to parliamentarians' tax and mortgage arrangements, for which the correct term is "errors of judgment".

Electorate Several thousand voters in marginal constituencies along the M4

And he really nails this one ...

Stakeholder Person who, according to departmental briefings, must be consulted before their views can be ignored.

Never a truer word.