Tag: Boris Johnson
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It’s the political insult that has sent everyone scuttling off to their dictionaries. But what exactly did Boris Johnson mean when he referred to the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as ‘a mutton-headed old mugwump’? Though it has a whiff of both J K Rowling and Roald Dahl about it (with good reason, as we […]more
The updated edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations includes many new quotations from influential, amusing, and pithy people across time. Some new quotations relate to 21st-century history and inspirational names – Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel address in 2012, ‘One prisoner of conscience is one too many’, and the young Malala Yousafzai to the […]more
Today marks the publication of the fifth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, now under the editorship of broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth. But who is the wittiest of them all? To celebrate this new edition of the Dictionary, Brandreth here reveals the people most quoted in its pages, and also highlights […]more