Wednesday, 28 April 2010


The main theory (though there are several) on the origin of the word bigot, is that it derives from the words by God. The idea was that those who were always invoking their morality and piety were in fact rather nasty and hypocritical.

Any connection this etymology may have to current events is purely coincidental.

N.B. The Inky Fool is non-party political and believes in government by whim.

1 comment:

  1. The ever-dependable Mash has published an obit for the word: