Hors d’Oeuvres! Hors d’Oeuvres!


I now know why political groupings in Westminster are called “parties”, with the Speaker John Bercow forever calling out “hors d’oeuvres”. I dread to think of the hangover.

David Curran,

Ayes to the right (Irish Times letters page)

Related: ‘More animal than ever’: Europeans find joy in John Bercow (The Guardian)

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4 thoughts on “Hors d’Oeuvres! Hors d’Oeuvres!

  1. Paulus

    We’re sooo much more loquacious over here:

    “Ah lads, c’mon now – let the man speak”
    “Will you take yer seat and listen to the minister”
    “Shut up now ye blackguard, enough of that auld guff”
    “For feck’s sake will ye stop throwing stuff at each other”
    “Stop that ye gurrier”
    “I’m getting annoyed now”
    I’m off to get the báta mór.

    (Curtain falls).

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Clare the lobbbbaaayyyy!
      The NOs have it, the NOs have it!

      Deserves a remix.

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