Wordplay of the week

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  1. Chips Mackinolty said,

    November 23, 2019 @ 7:36 pm

    Equalled, perhaps, by former prime minister of Australia, from The Guardian, 13 August 2013:

    As Abbott stood among the Liberal party faithful in Melbourne, glancing from side to side and surveying those loyally assembled, he let rip with a malapropism to rival even those of the infamously tongue-tied former US president George W Bush. "No one," said Abbott, "however smart, however well-educated, however experienced … is the suppository of all wisdom."

  2. Chiara Maqueda said,

    November 24, 2019 @ 12:32 am

    Ah Chips, but you missed the best part of The Guardian article, from Billy Bragg's Twitter:


    Sounds like Tony Abbott's been talking out of his arse again #suppository

  3. Ursa Major said,

    November 25, 2019 @ 8:02 am

    Abbott's gaffe was used as a joke in Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liusEeP1QcE

  4. KevinM said,

    November 25, 2019 @ 4:39 pm

    Firesign Theater had it first, I think.

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