Letter: Hoddle's offence

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Sir: Is the Oxford English Dictionary about to acquire a new word?

Hoddle, v. t. To sack or hound out of office for an error of judgement or personal peccadillo unrelated to that office.

(The word "hoddle" being more euphonious than (say) "Mandelson", "Robinson", "Whelan", "Davies" or "Spencer"; the latest batch to be hoddled or endure hoddlement.)


Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex