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Chris -- 2011-03-08
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.
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.
End-of-the-year contenders for sure.
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.
It’s pretty clear the latter has no clue what ‘collusion’ means.
Last edited by David Bird (2010-08-02 17:25:20)
The title on the first one below is wonderfully contradictory.
New collation government formed just in time for tea.
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”