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  •  Hypocracy versus Hypocrisy (none)
    I would think that "hypocracy" should mean "rule by hypocrites".  Since that is indeed what we have in Washington -- on both sides of the aisle, alas --  I don't see anything wrong with the spelling.

    Big Joe Helton: "I pay Plenty."
    Chico Marx: "Well, then we're Plenty Tough."

    by Caelian on Tue Jun 07, 2005 at 08:53:02 AM PDT

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    •  upperdown? (none)
      Is this the down from upper parts of a duck?

      Hypocrat: a ruler who promised to avoid doing harm (as in Hypocratic oath), but, being a hypocrite, he lied.

      Alternative meaning: ruler who resorts to hype in an unusual degree, as in "the most lethal substances known to mankind" used to describe the active ingredient of castor oil in a way justifying a military invasion.

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