Word of the Day: Filibuster

//Word of the Day: Filibuster

Word of the Day: Filibuster

Definition: Act obstructively in a legislative assembly (Parliament), especially by speaking at inordinate length.

Stuff I find interesting (even if no one else does):

  • Australian parliamentary rules mean that a filibuster is difficult to pull off here
  • filibusters don’t breach any technical rules—they’re just very inconvenient.

Use in a sentence: He is a filibustering windbag.

By |2016-12-14T17:02:58+00:00August 6th, 2015|WOTD|2 Comments

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  1. Phillip Lincoln August 7, 2015 at 4.51pm - Reply

    I wanted my twitter handle to be @Phillibuster, but someone beat me to it.

    • Rory Daly August 7, 2015 at 5.53pm - Reply

      What about @philloftweet, @taketheredphill, or @Iphillgood?




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