Sunday, October 17, 2004


A new addition to the Big Book of Bunkum:

Margin-of-Manoeuvreability (MOM) (n.) the shortest distance between a fib and a little white lie

e.g., The philandering, prevaricating politician casually inquired about the price of pot in Port Alberni, if MOM could provide a logical rationale for a ticklish trip with a weather pixie to the North Pole, and whether an incontinent peccadillo with a potty gardener at Government House would compromise his re-election campaign as the Senior Senator from Spuzzum responsible for the "Somnambulant State of Affairs" portfolio.

Contributed by: Rear Admiral (Ret. Her Majesty's Royal Navy) Benjamin Barel Dort