Sniglets & Wiglets by Jim Arnold

Sniglets & Wiglets.

According to Wikpedia, sniglet is defined as “any word that doesn’t appear in the dictionary, but should”. The term was created by writer/actor/comedian Rich Hall.

While considering our current economic crisis and constitutional calamity I concluded that a new sniglet is needed to portray the mangled meanings of puzzling political jargon that is meant to perplex. Consequently, a wiglet is the true contextual meaning of a phrase used in political speak, which may bear little resemblance to the dictionary definition of that same term.

Here are some additional sniglets and wiglets for your edification and enjoyment.

Partisan Politics: Dirty deeds perpetrated by the other party.

Fiscal Responsibility: A hypothetical spending concept proudly preached by candidates, but never practiced by incumbents.

Economic Meltdown: Wiglet used by big spending bureaucrats to justify spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need for reasons they can’t explain and we can’t comprehend.

Stimulus Bill: The fifty dollar bill you find in the pocket of a shirt you bought at Goodwill.

Pork Barge: What you need when a pork barrel just isn’t big enough.

Government Oversight: Looking the other way, then placing blame once the damage is done.

Budget Black Hole:
1. Insurmountable national debt.
2. Our legacy to our children and grandchildren.

The worst generation: Our epithet if we we’re not careful.

Culture of Corruption: Unethical behavior practiced by the other party. (See Partisan Politics).

Corporate Bailout: Another misstep on the slippery slope to socialism.

Living document: Last sniglet you’ll hear before your constitutional guarantees are gone.


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