I'm an American Citizen and I hereby give WINDMILL permission to talk about the US Government all he wants. The head loonies of this insane war are Bush and Blair so the USA and UK are closer then ever. Why doesn't everybody stop getting caught up on language and protocal and pay attention to the meat of the discussion. OUR RIGHTS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY BY GOVERNMENTS - ESPECIALLY THE VERY ARROGANT USA GOVERNMENT. THAT IS WHAT YOU SHOULD FRET ABOUT. NOT THAT ZOOM SAID F*CK OR SH*T - WHO CARES ABOUT WORDS, ALL YOU HYPOCRITES USE BAD LANGUAGE ALL THE TIME ANYWAY, THINK PEOPLE !!!! 1984 IS ALIVE AND COMING FASTER THEN YOU CAN IMAGINE !! WHEN IT GETS HERE YOU'LL KNOW BUT THEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE...Zoom
To lighten the mood, here is a definition of BUFFOON
I wonder if the Earl of Rochester was beheaded?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Buffoon is a (usually) friendly term for someone who provides amusement by his appearance or behaviour or both. Strictly, a buffoon is, "A ridiculous, but nevertheless amusing person" and is often used to upbraid naughty school children, e.g. "Stop that Mr Tisshaw - you Buffoon".
Examples of buffoons in the UK would be such people as Boris Johnson or Andy Crane - both of whom are held in popular regard but who neverthless engender amusement with their pronouncements and acts. An example of this type of behaviour is when Johnson memorably admitted publically that he had forgotten the title of his own book as he was writing it, hence an inconsistency between the wording on the hard cover ("Jottings From The Stump") and the dust jacket ("Jottings On The Stump").
A "tired and emotional" Earl of Rochester was involved in an amusing incident in a poem presented to the king, when he said:
Thy prick, like thy buffoons at Court
Will govern thee because it makes thee sport