Compliment of the year!
Reading one of my articles on the Conrad Black trial, my friend Eamonn Rafferty sent me this email:
'Can't decide whether you're for or agin’ Conrad; probably the former, but in a less-than-unequivocal way, if so. I think I shall submit the following neologism for consideration to the OED:
undudleyedwards, n, adj, vb int
uncharacteristic equivocation in matters of opinion, discourse and argumentation.
Usage: (adj) "He took a very undudleyedwards approach for the sake of world peace."
n: "She was a bit undudleyedwards - what could be wrong?"
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The Long March: The Political Strategy of Sinn Féin, 1981-2007 by Martyn Frampton
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The Archive Hour, BBC R4, 17 November 2007
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Culture Clash TV Fakery
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Ruth on Robert Maxwell
Nightwaves BBC R3, 1 May 2007
Northern Ireland: BBC Radio 4 TODAY
Today, BBC R4, 27 March 2007
Speaking Ill of the Dead: Countess Markievicz
RTE RADIO 1, 6 November 2006
See essay published in Speaking ill of the Dead