Home » Dictionary » doughnuting

doughnuting

doughnuting
 n.— «Minutes before Mr Cameron stood up at PMQs, an aide, the MP Nadine Dorries, appeared with a carefully created seating plan which would place women MPs all around him for the ideal television shot—a technique known as “doughnuting.”» —“After 13 years, the Tories see higher ground” by Patrick Hennessy Telegraph (U.K.) Dec. 11, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1 comment
  • I first heard this term around 1989 when they started showing parliament on TV. That was the first time the public could see how many people were in the house (as opposed to just hear the audio). There should be citations from around this time somewhere.

Further reading

Walkie Talkie (episode #1541)

One of the most powerful words you’ll ever hear — and one of the most poignant — isn’t in dictionaries yet. But it probably will be one day. The word is endling, and it means “the last surviving member of a species.” The...

Life of Riley (episode #1533)

Unwrap the name of a candy bar, and you just might find a story inside. For instance, one chewy treat found in many a checkout lane is named after a family’s beloved horse. And: 50 years ago in the United States, some Latino elementary...

Recent posts