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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?"

Also, slang:n

undudleypussy: term of abuse within rap and hip-hop musical genres to denote person who dilutes lryics of songs to avoid censorship, as in "Yo, muthafuckin' undudleypussy.”'

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(Ruth's choice of recent articles critical of her views)


In the Name of the Son: The Gerry Conlon Story by Richard O'Rawe

Wounds: a Memoir of Love and War by Fergal Keane

The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot by Frank Prochaska

Getting Down to the Bare Bones, Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid

I'm on the train! by Wendy Perriam

Truths Stranger Than Fiction by Lionel Shriver

The Real Global Warming Disaster by Christopher Booker

The Life and After-Life of PH Pearse – Pádraic Mac Piarais: Saol agus Oidhreacht Edited by Roisín Higgins and Regina Uí Chollatáin

The Long March: The Political Strategy of Sinn Féin, 1981-2007 by Martyn Frampton

The Gathering by Anne Enright

God Save Ulster: the religion and politics of Paisleyism by Steve Bruce

The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black


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