A pedant writes....

A bit of pedantry for those media outlets who insist on using a picture of a noose to create scare stories about a balanced parliament.

Criminals are HANGED

Pretty things like pictures are HUNG! This is what a hung parliament would look like:


  1. I like that very much. It appeals to me because we appear to have shared pet sources of intense irritation.

    Top bloody post.

    Kind regards, you miserable old fart :)

  2. Well, in many languages 'hang' can suggest something which can go either way.

    We could say it's a parliament dependent on which way coalitions can form, but of course, 'depend' (< L. dependeo) literally means to 'hang from'.