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dishonest or suspicious activity; nonsense


“[Greece] flouted European Union rules on the limits to budget deficits; its national accounts were a moussaka of minced statistics, topped with a cheesy sauce of jiggery-pokery.” – Jeff Randall, The Telegraph, May 20, 2010

About the word:

Jiggery-pokery is an alteration of joukery-pawkery. Both joukery and pawkeryare English regionalisms for “trickery.”


BOZO Criminal of the Day

There’s No Place Like…Jail?
Bozo criminal for today comes from Wentworth, North Carolina, where bozo Rodney Warren was due to be released from jail after serving his time on a misdemeanor charge. When it came time to go, our bozo said he wasn’t leaving unless the cops gave him a ride to a motel. After they informed him the police department wasn’t running a taxi service, he again refused to leave. If he really wanted to stay, he got his wish. He’s still in jail, with new second degree trespassing charges against him.

Poor farmer cycles from China to London to see Olympics
By QMI Agency

A poor Chinese farmer has cycled 60,000 km across the world to London to “spread the Olympic spirit,” reports say.

Chen Guanming, 57, spent two years on his three-wheeled rickshaw travelling from China through floods and freezing temperatures in 16 countries to arrive at his destination earlier this month, BBC reports.

John Beeston of London said he spotted Guanming looking lost and downhearted in the city’s west end alongside his rickshaw. The farmer didn’t speak any English and “burst into life” when Beeston spoke to him in Mandarin.

“I’m a big fan of Olympic Games,” the humble man from Jiangsu province in eastern China said. “I wanted to come here because I wanted the whole world to support the Olympics and be part of it.”

His painstaking journey — supported by donations and delivering packages en route — took him through floods in Thailand, up 7,000-metre-high mountains in Tibet and bone chilling -30 C temperatures in Turkey.

He eventually arrived in London July 6 with dreams of attending the opening ceremonies.

Guanming has previously cycled to the Olympic Games in Beijing from his hometown and plans to travel to Brazil for Rio in 2016.

“It’s like telling people that a Martian has landed in the garden,” Beeston told BBC News. “But, what he’s done isn’t dissimilar to what Marco Polo did and the Italians named an airport after him.”

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