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"Wonky"?
How so"
"Blow" is wonky? Like policy-nerds talk about "blow"?
Posted by David Sucher on November 19, 2013 at 8:21 AM · Report this
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Of course I agree that it is a clever headline.
Posted by David Sucher on November 19, 2013 at 8:22 AM · Report this
Camembert 3
Hmmm. This is very unpatriotic of the BBC to abandon the great British tradition of shoehorning as many short nouns into headlines as possible, as seen in the classic 'Slough Sausage Choke Baby Death Woman Jailed'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10241928

I propose that the BBC punish the headline writer and change the headline to something like 'Crack Drug Mayor Ford Power Strip Shove Storm'.
Posted by Camembert on November 19, 2013 at 8:45 AM · Report this
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Crack in Fords armor cranks up pressure, foes aLUDE to more dopey horse oxy meth
Posted by Headlikeahole on November 19, 2013 at 8:52 AM · Report this
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@1 "Wonky" used to mean "a bit off, not quite right"; how that became the noun wonk as in policy wonk, I know not, but have my suspicions.
Posted by Chicago Fan on November 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 6
@5 - And any time someone here tries to use that definition of "wonky" some commenter will invariably wonder what's so "off" or "not quite right" about it. It's an unusable word, might as well give up.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on November 19, 2013 at 9:26 AM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 7
I love a good wonk-eye, what Burgess calls the "slight venereal strabismus".
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on November 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM · Report this
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Isn't "blow" British slang for weed, though?
Posted by Crown Hill Repeater on November 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM · Report this
Merlin D. Bear 9
Gotta love Brit wit.
Posted by Merlin D. Bear on November 19, 2013 at 11:14 PM · Report this

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