tuque /tūk/ n Canadian English, var. toque [19th c. Canadian French, from the French toque, from the Basque tauka] 1 A close-fitting knitted cap, often with a long tapering end or tassel or pompom. 2 fig Something quintessentially Canadian.
souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Prorogation prorogues antirogueing rogues
Prorogue! Well, thus ends the Great Canadian Putsch of '08. Will our edgy politicians survive seven sybaritic weeks of holidays and bring us a Great Canadian Putsch '09: Michael Ignatieff Strikes Back?
Will Gee-Gee Jean publish a tell-all entitled My Rogue: How Stephen Harper won my heart and my reserve power?
Will Pauline Marois take back every nice thing she said about the coalition and put sovereignty back on the péquiste's election agenda?
If a Stéphane Dion falls in a forest with 76 knives in his back, will he make a sound?
All these questions and more will be addressed, just as soon as our government gets back from seven weeks in Bora Bora!
We'll get back to blogging about the Middle East soon.