Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 11:01:25 +1000
From: Ross Chambers maelduin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Subject: Unparliamentary Language

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Subscribers may find this specialised list of banned words, from the
Sydney Morning Herald, of interest:

"One of the world's smaller and more obscure societies--The Society of
Clerks-at-the-Table in Commonwealth Parliaments--regularly publishes a
list of expressions ruled unparliamentary. These include, from Canada,
gerbils, scabs, wounded hyena, bums, half-wit, jackass, bandits, rats,
crooks--and my own favourite (the writer is an ex MP: Gordon Bilney,
rc), the euphonious hurluberlu, Quebecois for airhead.

New Zealand contributes Neanderthal, laboratory rats, (suffering from)
mad cow disease, quisling, racist prick, shonky, fat Mexican, irrelevant
dork and fishwife, while from India come mad dog, bully and brute,
thief, dirty fellow, crooks, sewer-like minds, sinners, lunatic, rascals
and, intriguingly, masturbation.

The mother of parliaments is tame by comparison, though lickspittle,
shysters and imbeciles are up there, and Baroness Bonkers in honourable
mention class."

The Australian Federal Parliament Speaker recently spent some time at
our expense disallowing "web of deceit" as unparliamentary, while
admitting "deceitful" in the speech in response. It's all in the

Kind regards - Ross Chambers