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von Catesse (AU), 2009-08-10, 13:15  like dislike  Spam?  
You would have to have been following Australian Federal politics to know that recently the Leader of the Opposition was flourishing an email that allegedly incriminated the Prime Minister in a petty, pathetic case of corruption. It turned out that the email had been forged by a senior public servant named Gordon Grech.
One of the newspapers has invented a new word: Grechery. Will that one day become a colloquial word for a stupid bit of treachery? Well, boycott and bowdlerise started out as personal names.
(Never mind how that is all going to turn out. The unfortunate man betook himself to a psychiatric institution after the Federal Police raided his home and seized his computers.)
So another word for incompetent treachery could just as easily be "Gordonry"  #452786
von dee ayar, 2009-08-10, 13:25  like dislike  Spam?  81.158.83...
Observers of the current British political scene will understand this only too well.
I thought "Gordonry" was just a new term for incompetency in general?  #452789
von Baccalaureus (DE), 2009-08-10, 13:28  like dislike  Spam?  
It's an all-encompassing term for both general and specific incompetence  #452804
von dee ayar, 2009-08-10, 13:45  like dislike  Spam?  81.158.83...
I don't know to what extent it can be applied to Ulla Schmitt
Nein, Ulla Schmitt macht ihre eigenen Ullareien...  #452809
von Baccalaureus (DE), 2009-08-10, 13:47  like dislike  Spam?  
Does she ul(l)ulate?  #452811
von dee ayar, 2009-08-10, 13:48  like dislike  Spam?  81.158.83...
No, but she gives me ul(la)cers - and subsequently makes my health insurance not pay for the treatment.  #452814
von Baccalaureus (DE), Last modified: 2009-08-10, 13:52  like dislike  Spam?  
Gordonry  #452815
von Catesse (AU), 2009-08-10, 13:51  like dislike  Spam?  
Only Grechery and treachery rhyme nicely.
4; Bacca: I presume you mean Gordon Brown.
Ah well, a couple of LINX might not be amiss  #452816
von Proteus, 2009-08-10, 13:52  like dislike  Spam?  91.115.81....
Here's the lowdown on ablatives for Bacca  Youtube: 5FRVvjGL2C0  #452819
von Proteus, 2009-08-10, 13:58  like dislike  Spam?  91.115.81....
Catesse  #452820
von dee ayar, 2009-08-10, 13:58  like dislike  Spam?  81.158.83...
As I was the one who introduced the concept, you can safely assume that it's Brown I was referring to, based on the fact that they are both Gordons. At least one of them, presumably, isn't a Gay Gordon, but I don't know about that wretch Grech.
dee ayar  #452824
von Catesse (AU), 2009-08-10, 14:02  like dislike  Spam?  
Sorry. Missed it the second time around. I did not scroll up far enough.
Poor Godwin Grech reminds me of Dobby [?] in one of the Harry Potter films.
Power of the Press  Youtube: DGscoaUWW2M  #452826
von Proteus, 2009-08-10, 14:07  like dislike  Spam?  91.115.81....
Catesse  #452827
von dee ayar, 2009-08-10, 14:08  like dislike  Spam?  81.158.83...
So is he a Gordon or a Godwin? I'm hoping he really is a Gordon ....
Dobby, the house elve, yes.  #452828
von Baccalaureus (DE), 2009-08-10, 14:12  like dislike  Spam?  
Oh, there are so funny British first names... Godwin, Maxwell, Mycroft... is there a collection of British geeky names?

In German, there are some, too, I recently saw a lady on television whose parents unfortunately decided to christen her "Erdmut".
elf ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon ælf.  #452829
von Proteus, 2009-08-10, 14:18  like dislike  Spam?  91.115.81....
Dobby  #452833
von Catesse (AU), Last modified: 2009-08-10, 14:35  like dislike  Spam?  
Photo of Godwin Grech:
While looking for this, I came across a site with a picture of Dobby superimposed on a photo of the interior of the House of Representatives. So my idea was not unique, though I had not seen the picture previously.
4; Bacca: Montmorency?
Die Ähnlichkeit ist bestechend.  #452835
von Baccalaureus (DE), 2009-08-10, 14:35  like dislike  Spam?  
Montmorency as an English first name? Marvellous!  #452838
von Baccalaureus (DE), 2009-08-10, 14:46  like dislike  Spam?  
Actually when it comes to Harry Potter, I think Grech belongs at Gringott's.  #452842
von pierznj (AU), 2009-08-10, 14:49  like dislike  Spam?  
Wie ihr euch alle gut mit dem Töpfer Heini auskennt!  #452853
von Proteus, 2009-08-10, 15:08  like dislike  Spam?  91.115.81....
pierznj  #452860
von Catesse (AU), 2009-08-10, 15:17  like dislike  Spam?  
Had you already seen this? The photo of Grech must have been taken during the Inquiry.
Proteus, lies ihn doch mal auf Altgriechisch - das hat mir einen Riesenspaß gemacht  #452861
von Baccalaureus (DE), 2009-08-10, 15:18  like dislike  Spam?  
No! I never saw that! Hilarious.  #452863
von pierznj (AU), 2009-08-10, 15:19  like dislike  Spam?  
I was just saying that to my workmates the other day... And with that name! Who else but a goblin could be called "Godwin Grech"??

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