Word Of The Week:

Lootanist


A word I came across by mis-hearing Lutanist (which is uninteresting) but, which I immediately decided had a certain comic nobility about it – in much the same way as Bill Hicks used to be amused by the quaintness of the word ‘Hooligan’. Even better is the fact that Google doesn’t seem to recognise the word and yet it clearly used to exist, and seems to have had a colonial currency for dignifying imperial thefts.

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