Friday, April 18, 2008

Thanet Council Cops A Private Eyeful

Yikes! I see our beloved local council features in this week's edition of Private Eye, where it's described in the Rotten Boroughs section as 'supine'. Reaching for my OED, I see it defines the word as 1. 'lying face upwards' and 2. 'failing to act as a result of laziness or lack of courage'.

Just about right on both scores, eh?

8 comments:

Michael Child said...
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Ian J said...

'supine'

Got them in one!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Not before time.

Ken Gregory said...

I was going to buy Private Eye after seeing your article richard, but got waylaid by a seller to the Big Issue instead. (Euston being a lurking place of that publication).
As a result I had a choice, Private eye or a glass of Youngs finest. No contest

Lucy Mail said...

My dictionary gives it's definition as 'drinking poor quality plonk'.
But I suppose that's what you get for being born on the 1st of April and relying on birthday presents for that kind of thing.

Michael Child said...

Sorry about the funny deletion that I have only just realised happened, I was trying to do something cleaver with the computer.

Eastcliff Richard said...

What, as in taking the cleaver to the computer and, er, hacking into it?

Michael Child said...

Richard it’s good to know someone has a realistic appreciation if my i.t. skills and general approach to computing.