Wednesday, January 04, 2006

2005: a year in words

I was just looking at 2005: a year in words on the BBC website and I found that there were no words on that list that I liked or appreciated. However I do have particular dislikes for:

Asboid - Latest bogey-figure for MPs trying to sound tough on crime. First used in the Commons this year by Labour's Sion Simon about a young hooligan who had been served with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order, or Asbo (see Hoodie).

Hard-working families - This is the group most politicians claimed to represent. There were fewer tax and law and order promises for "divorced idlers" and "feckless singletons".

Hoodie - A menacing youth wearing a hooded top - the better to avoid being identified by CCTV. Inevitably destined to be on the receiving end of an Asbo (see Asboid).


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