Banned parliamentary terms

Patricia Greig at NZ Herald has a list of terms ruled unparliamentary over the years. A good read.

My favourite is:

Energy of a tired snail returning home from a funeral

Other good ones are:

  • Kind of animal that gnaws holes
  • Could go down the Mount Eden sewer and come up cleaner than he went in
  • Frustrated warlord
  • Financial Frankenstein
  • Idle vapourings of a mind diseased
  • His brains could revolve inside a peanut shell for a thousand years without touching the sides
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