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All’s I’m Saying

All’s, as in the common clause all’s you have to do, isn’t grammatically incorrect.  It’s a valid contraction of the archaic construction all as. This is part of a complete episode.

whatifery

whatifery  n.— «I am glad that my hon. Friend has admitted what I believe was going through many of our minds—that we are baffled by the Minister’s explanation of what the clause is trying to do. I am certainly baffled. I suppose that the...

gutless clause

gutless clause  n.— «Using a seldom used procedure (called for a lack of a better term—the gutless clause), a motion was made to “table” the bill just prior to crossover. The procedure did not allow for a debate or vote on the bill and...

red face clause

red face clause  n.— «The terms of the irrevocable undertakings indicate they are not set in concrete. One of them could be broken by a competing bid just 5% higher than Implats’ 55p offer through the provisions of what is known as a...

vulture clause

vulture clause  n.— «Crist termed it the “vulture clause” because private companies could conceivably offer someone in Citizens a rate that was 24 percent higher and the homeowner would be forced to accept it.» —“Insurance...

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