Tag: The Thick of It
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Today, OUP announced their Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year 2012. Fiona McPherson was one of the lexicographers on the judging panel, and here are her reflections on the shortlist. A common misconception about the work of a lexicographer is that we sit around in the manner of a cabal each week and argue […]more
Journalists love comparing plotlines in Armando Iannucci’s political satire The Thick of It to real-life political events, and sometimes life has even imitated art: politicians picked up and popularized the word ‘omnishambles’, first used by foul-mouthed The Thick of It character Malcolm Tucker. The word has even spawned further coinages: Romney-shambles, in reference perceived gaffes made […]more