Controversial Mayor of London since 2000 and longtime left-wing campaigner. Although he is often called 'Red Ken' his principles are desperately unclear. At one point he supported subsidised public transport but he recently doubled the fares, adding to the money he raises by charging cars to enter London - though London councils already issue draconian and extortionate fines to anyone who strays into a bus lane or overruns a prepaid parking ticket. Livingstone can be credited with pushing poorer Londoners into high debt and low mobility while presenting a socialist face to the outside world by his unusual alliances worldwide and radical political stunts. In 2006 Livingstone was ruled to have brought the office of mayor into disrepute after incidentally comparing a Jewish reporter to a Nazi and refusing to apologise despite many attempts by officials and Jewish groups to smooth the remark over. The adjudicatory panel suspended him for four weeks but he appealed, making the novel claim that an appointed body cannot judge an elected body. In the interim period he announced that two Jewish Indian businessman of Iraqi parentage should, if unhappy with his proposals to them concerning the London Olympics, "go back and try it under the Ayato...more...
The surname Judd is an English derivation of the Hebrew name Judah the 4th son of Jacob. It is also linked to Jude the writer of the Epistle of Jude and brother of James. Sir Andrew Judd was the Lord Mayor of London around 1550.
Judah,Jude,Judde,Judd. Sir Andrew Judd, alderman and lord mayor of London in 1551-8, was buried at the church of St. Helen's in Bishopsgate Ward, London. Sir Andrew had his house near Leadenhall Street in Broad Street Ward.
A Bojo is a bicycle, specifially a public-access bicycle, sponsored by Barclays Bank in London. It is mainly blue, and has inadequate panniers. In December 2010, Bojos became available for casual use.
They take their name from BOris JOhnson, Mayor of London when they were introduced, and an advocate of cycling generally.
NB The Mayor of London is emphatically not the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
There's a bojo rack round the back of the Bank of England.
You didn't see many bojos in summer - but now they're everywhere!
Derived from the use of "stopple" as synonym of "stopper."
"...it was Shrove Tuesday even as 'tis now - gave me my breakfast, and swore then by the stopple of my tankard if ever I came to be Lord Mayor of London..." - The Shoemakers' Holiday by Thomas Dekker
"Quit being a stopple, Ken!"
A derogatory term that in English usage refers to black children, or a caricature of them which is widely considered racist. The word is likely derived from the Portuguese pequenino (derived from pequeno, "little").
Pickaninny refers to oft-depicted physical stereotypes of young African slave or African American children: bulging eyes, unkempt hair, red lips and wide mouth into which they stuffed large slices of watermelon.
Today, use of the term by persons of any race in English speaking countries is seen as distasteful, though at one time it was used within African American families to refer to their children in an affectionate manner. Versions of the word are still used in some pidgin dialects, including Caribbean English, where it usually means "child" or "young'un"
Pickaninny (also, piccaninny): Before becoming the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson apologized for any offense caused by an article in which he sarcastically suggested that "the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies."
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When delays on public transport in London cause you to be late for work.
Boris Johnson is the Mayor of London and responsible for public transport in the city, so when there are delays, it's obviously his fault!
Andy: "It's 9:40! You were supposed to be here at 9:00"
Dan: "I made it to the tube station on time, but I got stood up by Boris!"
The god given talent that allows dumb people to lead a successful life through the confidence their stupidness provides.
It is most probable that this confidence comes from a complete lack of morals or social awareness, meaning someone with dumbfidence will never question their own actions or opinions. This provides them with the confidence to be a success (...a chicken or the egg scenario).
see also: Footballing Brain
q) How the hell is Boris Johnson mayor of London?
a) he's got Dumbfidence
q) How did someone like John Terry ever become England captain?