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A frabjous  pissing contest eh? The mind boggles, but as neologisms go, it isn't bad!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 04:41:06 PM EST
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Frabjous is not a neologism, it's in Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky.

"O Frabjous day! Calloo, callay!"

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 05:27:49 PM EST
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Oh dear - my lack of a fine literary education has been exposed!  Here is my take:

'Twas brillig, and the slithery Gove
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the breurocrats,
      And the Leave rats outgrabe.

"Beware the BOJO Jabberwock,
      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Mayfly bird, and shun
      The frumious Jacob Rees-Mogg!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
      Long time the Juncker foe he sought--
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
      And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
      Boris Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
      And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
      He went galumphing back.

"And hast thou slain Boris Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my British boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
      He chortled in his joy.

'Twas brillig, and the slithy Gove
      Was still gimbling in the wabe:
All mimsy were the Breurocrats,
      And the Leave rats raved.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 06:01:46 PM EST
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This is not literary education, it's math education!

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 08:24:36 PM EST
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Carroll's own comment on Brexit is in another poem, where the EU is represented as a "Boojum"
In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
   In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away--
   For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Feb 28th, 2019 at 11:58:48 PM EST
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Are you sure he hadn't discovered some sub-atomic particles??

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 1st, 2019 at 02:32:11 AM EST
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No. That was James Joyce
Three quarks for Muster Mark! (FW 383.1)
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Mar 1st, 2019 at 04:58:51 AM EST
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