Tuesday, January 04, 2005

To blunkett or not to blunket

I enjoyed this comment to a post on the Downing Street Says site:

The very word "blunkett" should be incorporated into the English Language (Like "Bobbitt" - cf. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=Bobbitt) to mean "quintessential hypocrite" in the sense of:

"to blunkett" - v., to demand personal privacy after being caught red-handed in a crime while demanding abolition of all privacy for others. To be the quintessential hypocrite.

"a blunkett" - n., (doing ...) the act of snivelling, squirming "owning up" AFTER being caught and at the same time trying to blame everyone else.

"blunkettly" - adv., (... arrogant) proclaiming high values and innocence while being blatently deceiptful, dishonest and hypocritical.