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KAKISTOCRACY. A new word I’ve learned today.

(10 Posts)
Whitewavemark2 Sun 14-Jun-20 09:13:36

It perfectly describes our government.

growstuff Sun 14-Jun-20 09:18:46

It's a word I learnt during the referendum campaign. grin

Whitewavemark2 Sun 14-Jun-20 09:36:16

It even sounds right as you say it.

annsixty Sun 14-Jun-20 09:59:58

Well I did have to look it up but it is such an apt word.
I like the definition, government by hamsters.

Charleygirl5 Sun 14-Jun-20 10:05:46

ann you are maligning hamsters.

mcem Sun 14-Jun-20 10:12:32

When I see Trump/BJ waving their arms around and being totally "bloke-ish" I now apply the novel verb - testiculating!

growstuff Sun 14-Jun-20 15:16:09

Yuk! What a horrible image mcem. Yuk yuk yuk!

Nortsat Sun 14-Jun-20 17:16:38

I love both ‘kakistocracy’ (thank you WWM) and ‘testiculating’ (thank you mcem).
I will try to work both terms into my conversation this evening... 😎

Nandalot Sun 14-Jun-20 17:16:47

I think that’s a great word, Mcem, and very ap.

Kalu Sun 14-Jun-20 17:34:18

Oh I like both. Thank you WWM and mcem. I will be applying both terms regularly😁

Wasn’t too sure what was coming as KAKI is also known as Persimmon!