Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Vocabulary time

I thought, given Obama's current troubles, that it might be a good time to publish the definition of Petard:

pe·tard /pɪˈtɑrd/ –noun
1. an explosive device formerly used in warfare to blow in a door or gate, form a breach in a wall, etc.

2. a kind of firecracker.

3. (initial capital letter) Also called Flying Dustbin. a British spigot mortar of World War II that fired a 40-pound (18 kg) finned bomb, designed to destroy pillboxes and other concrete obstacles. —Idiom

4. hoist by or with one's own petard, hurt, ruined, or destroyed by the very device or plot one had intended for another.


JohnGalt said...

How is Obama being "Hoist by his own petard"?

Mirthful Misanthrope said...
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Mirthful Misanthrope said...

I base this on my assessment of the Rev. Wright scandal. That being Obama joined this radical church 20 years ago not because he believed such wacky ideas as the U.S of KKK A. Government spread AIDS and crack around the black community. I believe he joined the church in order to gain street cred as a black man down for the struggle and therefore win votes.

I believe he used racial politics to begin his career when it was necessary and his petarded chickens are being hoisted in their roost. Or something like that.