Monday, 31 August 2009

First entry today: "Watch your language"

At the second Socialist International in Amsterdam,Holland in 1889 (?) the American Socialist Daniel DeLeon was scathing in his comments regarding various other delegates.

He described Frenchman Jean Allemane as "a flannel mouthed blatherskite"

Oh for the return of such rich language in our political discourse!

1 comment:

  1. In approx 1978 I replaced B.C. as a Service Eng. One of my 1st calls was to a Gentlemans Outfitters in Shirehampton. The owner enquired " What had happened to old Flannel Mouth"

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