Some Words of the Year 2007
George W. Bush’s off-mic greeting of Tony Blair.
Cashing in on the success of Dan Brown’s books.&
Nickname for Daniel Craig’s James Bond.
Roll of abdominal fat spilling from the top of tight jeans.
The Long War
The Pentagon’s bizarre replacement for the ‘War on Terror’.
Kids dressed like pimps.
David Cameron’s supporters. Also Notting Hill Set.
The spectacular philanthropy practised by Bill Gates, &c
Improvised Explosive Devices, like roadside bombs,
that have proved so devastating to Allied forces in Iraq.
To check for IEDs, US soldiers perform ‘5s and 25s’ when leaving their
vehicles: walking 5 metres, and visually scanning a 25 metre perimeter.
Also VBED · Vehicle-Born (Improvised) Explosive Device.
Tony Blair’s description of Guantánamo Bay.
The people against the people against America.
Flirting between those who have been banished outside to smoke.
A posh off-road 4×4.
Also Prole’s Royce
Nickname for stretched limousines that are filled with drunken teenage girls.
Bars designed with few or no seats that encourage people to drink more, faster.
One who moves savings or debts to get the best interest rates.
A fox hunt that (claims to) follows a scent [legal] rather than a fox [illegal].