2019-11-05 08:33:19 UTC
First there was Brexit, now there's a new election in the UK. Both a
rich source of rare words. Remember 'hustings' or 'prorogation'?
The BBC article below provides an easy to use 'election translator' to
explain most of the terms.
Notable ones, from my perspective:
* Psephologist - A person who studies how people vote and uses this to
model what the outcome of the election might be.
* Purdah - The pre-election period for civil servants and other
governmental agencies, during which they have to be careful about using
public resources in a way that might help candidates or parties
* Spin Room - where the spin doctors gather to consult?