Huhne the 'Hoon'

Gotta hand it to Chris Huhne, at least he lives up to his name...

by Dane Vallejo on 12 March 2013 11:00

A philanderer, an adulterer, a husband who showed his wife not one iota of respect - that's how Alex Wickham describes Chris Huhne today. True as that might be, at least Chris lives up to his name...

Taken straight from the sacred pages of Wikipedia

Hoon is a derogatory term used in Australia and New Zealand, to refer to anyone who engages in loutish, anti-social behaviours. In particular, it is used to refer to one who drives a car or boat in a manner which is anti-social by the standards of contemporary society, i.e. too fast, too noisily or too dangerously.

Hoon activities can include speeding, burnouts, doughnuts or screeching tires.

Quite. And if that wasn't fitting enough, how about the etymology?

In the turn of the 20th century in Australia, the term "hoon" (and its rhyming slang version "silver spoon" and also "banana") had a different meaning: one who lived off immoral earnings (i.e. the proceeds of prostitution, a pimp or procurer of prostitutes).

Has there ever been a better way of describing a politician?

H/T John Phelan!

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