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Friday, November 04, 2011

Chairlie the First, he got beheided, Chairlie the Second, he succeeded, Chairlie the Third, he'll no' be needed....

Words absolutely fail me. Though "unelected" "arrogant" "twunt" and "Cromwell" might do the trick.

ABRIDGE, v.t. To shorten.

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for people to abridge their king, a decent respect for the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Oliver Cromwell (at least, acc. to Ambrose Bierce!)

If ever there was a knock-down argument for Scottish independence, Bonkers Prince Charlie's behaviour is it.

And I see Chas claims (no doubt correctly) to be related to Vlad Dracul, famed for impalementss (and latterly for inspiring the Dracula mythos). Vlad's ancestral home is Bran Castle: does that make Charlie a Bran Flake? It would explain why he's such a pain in the ass. And it might be an alternative to abridgement: the stuck-up little fool could be, er, stuck-up.

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