Friday, 9 September 2011

Word of the week #19


This week saw the blog's first READER VOTE go up, where you can nominate your favourite of the myriad charming actresses set to grace our small screens in the new television season, which is kicking off throughout this month. If you haven't done so already, head over and make your selection - there have been five votes cast at the time of writing, with one actress taking a slender - but not altogether surprising - lead. But if you want your favourite to be the subject of the next Naked Truth article, they need your support!

Since this is the first vote to go up on the blog, the format is still a little rough around the edges. That's true of any democratic system, though, which can sometimes lead to trouble. Handily enough, there's a word for when the worst possible scenario happens. Yes, that link is incredibly tenuous, but your word of the week is...
  
Kakistocracy  

Noun: A government comprised of the least principled or worst people possible. Pronounced as written. Derives from the Greek kakistos, meaning 'worst', and -cracy, meaning government or rulers.

Example: Tony Blair took over on a wave of excitement and goodwill, but by the time his government had sucked the economy dry and started entering into unjust wars, it became evident the UK had turned into a real kakistocracy.

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