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Originally coined by Shakespeare in the opening line of Richard III: "Now is the Winter of our Discontent / Made glorious summer by this son of York", written around 1592. It was used to describe Richard III (from the house of York), feeling discontented in living in a world that hates him. The term has since then been used in various forms, such as 'The winter of discontent', describing the winter of 1978–79 in the United Kingdom during the Labour party pay caps of the time. It was also used 'Now is the winter of your discontent!' by Stewie Griffin in the TV show family guy before Stewie attacks Brian with a snow-cannon.
Stewie Griffin jumps out from behind a tree and, before shooting Brian with a snow-cannon, shouts "Now is the winter of your discontent!
by DisgruntledGentleman September 03, 2013
Originally by Shakespeare.
The "Winter of Discontent" is a term used to describe the British winter of 1978–1979, during which there were widespread strikes by local authority trade unions demanding larger pay raises for their members, and because the government of James Callaghan sought to hold a pay freeze to control inflation.
Stewie Griffin leaps out of a tree and lands in front of Brian with a "snow cannon" on his shoulder: Now is the winter of your discontent!
by VadimK August 03, 2009
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