Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty
If you're feeling a little short on words these days, 'laconic' looks to the Laconians of ancient Greece, known for their pithy speech. When Philip of Macedon thunderously promised that if he entered Laconia he would raze it to the ground, they sent a one-word reply: ‘If’.
My inner Susie compels me to share 'litotes' - ironic understatement employing a negative to imply a positive. . ' it;'s not too bad out today '.
OED Word of the Day 'nudum pactum': An unenforceable agreement; spec. a contract which is void through lack of consideration.
One bit of Latin that Boris Johnson will shortly be made aware of.
Who is sue dent ??
Susie Dent is a lexicographer and etymologist, long time part of the Channel 4 game show Countdown. Stripped down to pure logic she could be said to be not (Derek Batty)