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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Sunday Rest: prorogue. Word Not To Use Today.

Well, prorogue is, obviously, something that helps criminals, isn't it?

Well, the word looks as if it should be, of course, but...

...hang on...actually, now I come to think about it, perhaps it is. 

Prorogue means to discontinue the meetings of a law-making institution (ie some sort of parliament-type assembly), but without actually dissolving the thing for good.

Whether that prevents lawyers and politicians from continuing to commit their evil deeds, or whether it provides an unfortunate barrier to their all-consuming desire to do good, I leave it to yourself to determine.

Sunday Rest: prorogue. You say this proh-ROHG. It comes from the Latin prorogāre, to ask publicly.

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