Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Numptorium

I've been advised the I've been misrepresenting the Scottish Parliament and should have been referring to it as The Numptorium. This is not only a recognised term by the Oxford English Dictionary but also by the Post Office. I shall in future be using the term to describe that place where the numpties gather.

7 comments:

Heather Yaxley said...

Brilliant - language used at its best!!

Anonymous said...

The photograph looks like a picture of a footballers Spanish villa !!

Richard Havers said...

Anon, that's so true. Maybe we should include their palatial residences in the definition

Delicolor said...

Does there have to be only one Numptorium? Morley Town Hall also qualifies...

Richard Havers said...

Maybe we should make this a generic term for wherever numpties gather, whatever their nationality?

Anonymous said...

what does numptorian mean? i didn't see it in my dictionary.

Richard Havers said...

numptorium n. the building used by the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, or by extension, the parliament itself.

Scots numpty ‘a stupid person’ + Latin -orium ‘a building or place where an activity occurs or a (type of) thing is located.’