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    Political vocabulary

    As a lover of words the epithet 'Blukip' came to my attention for the first time yesterday.

    And I had never heard of the word 'recuse' until Trump came to power. The same goes for POTUS and FLOTUS when Obama was in the Whitehouse.

    Are there other terms that are new (or relatively new) to you in the political sphere?

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    Re: Political vocabulary

    post-truth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    As a lover of words the epithet 'Blukip' came to my attention for the first time yesterday.

    And I had never heard of the word 'recuse' until Trump came to power. The same goes for POTUS and FLOTUS when Obama was in the Whitehouse.

    Are there other terms that are new (or relatively new) to you in the political sphere?
    First time I heard POTUS was on the first episode of the West Wing which was filmed in the late 90s I believe, but I think it was in use well before then.

    The word "crash" has been redefined in the last few months because its the only word I ever hear to describe the procedure of leaving the EU deal without a deal these days.

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    Brexit: Jesus I ****ing hate that word with a passion.

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    Heard this morning for the first time (on Radio 4):

    BRINO. Brexit in name only.

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    TDS: Not many people have heard of it, but a lot of people have got it!

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    Inverted power

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    Executive Fiat*

    * See https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...tive-fiat-mean

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    Truth 😂😂😂

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    Establishment: the name everyone gives everyone who opposes them.
    (Twinned with elites)

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    RINO

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    LINO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    As a lover of words the epithet 'Blukip' came to my attention for the first time yesterday.

    And I had never heard of the word 'recuse' until Trump came to power. The same goes for POTUS and FLOTUS when Obama was in the Whitehouse.

    Are there other terms that are new (or relatively new) to you in the political sphere?
    Frit.

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    Fess without the con bit at the start of it - is it too much effort for these people to just say the word they're meant to be using?

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    Re: Political vocabulary

    Quote Originally Posted by lardy View Post
    Frit.
    Maggie Thatcher first used that. Skinner repeated it recently, but the Tories love repeating Maggie Vocabulary.

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    Bollocks To Brexit. Best political term of all

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardy View Post
    Frit.

    Actually, the word "frit" is in common usage where I live and always has been. I remember years ago an old lady told me she was frit about some illness and I didn't know what she was talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lardy View Post
    Frit.
    As used by Thatcher and recycled by Boris.

    Edit: just noticed that someone got in before me!

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    Bexit means....er.....

    Let me come back to you on that one.

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    Fake news is the obvious term. Either call it a lie and be prepared to face the legal consequences if wrong or acknowledge it is the truth.

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