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#1 2010-08-02 03:13:26

From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 428

Collision Government

This seems to be a widespread pun that is especially used in India and Pakistan.

‘The government is beginning to live up to its jocular epitaph as a “collision” government rather than a coalition one’

But there are plenty of hits where it seems to be used without intentional punning:

‘A need that could only be fulfilled by world wide collision government protecting the interest of all human beings across the globe’

‘Is Big Society set for a showdown with the collision government?’

It’s hard to tell who’s punning and who isn’t.

On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.



#2 2010-08-02 08:51:15

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1012

Re: Collision Government

Nice find, J23, and I agree that some seem genuinely eggcornish. There is another variant, less pleasing to the ear, and mainly from non-native English users, where the likelihood of secrecy and deceit is probably accidental:

then he served 18 months as Prime minister of NC-RPP collusion government.

form a collusion government that would include the Maoists, and then call a constitutional assembly.

When ODM was using him to bulldoze its way into the collusion government, you never raised a finger or word.

Omar formed collusion government with the Congress Party.



#3 2010-08-02 14:10:41

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1561

Re: Collision Government

End-of-the-year contenders for sure.

BTW, Juan, are you aware of this amiable thread?

Lawyer Jirga collides with Taliban, Pakistan Tribune
The very formation of the Jirga is flawed as the peace in Afghanistan is torn only by the Taliban who are fighting against the NATO forces, and they are being kept out of the Jirga! It is beyond understanding, when Karzai himself and the collision forces in Afghanistan are willing to hold talks with the anti-collision militia(Taliban), why Pakistan is being kept away from them.

Job hunting in Iraq
I am currently employed with Gulf Catering Company, sub contractors of KBR ( Kellog, Brown & Root), prime contractors for support services to collusion forces in Iraq.

It’s pretty clear the latter has no clue what ‘collusion’ means.

Last edited by David Bird (2010-08-02 17:25:20)



#4 2010-08-02 17:39:07

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1561

Re: Collision Government

The title on the first one below is wonderfully contradictory.

Why collation forces are loosing Afghanistan
So the million dollars question is that why Taliban are gaining grounds and collation forces are looking for grace full escape.

Strange Bedfellows:David Cameron and Nick Clegg Create Collation Government; Gordorn Brown is Odd Man Out
A new collation government form on Tuesday in United Kingdom brought an uneasy alliance between the Tories and Liberal Democrats

New collation government formed just in time for tea.



#5 2012-03-22 15:56:38

Registered: 2007-12-26
Posts: 95

Re: Collision Government

This might be more of a typo or other reshaping, but perhaps “coolition” is when people or organizations that are cool with each other work together.

“Bloomington City Council member annouces coolition with Terre Haute.”
“NLG // Milwaukee is a member of these coolitions”



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