[tex-live] The Meaning of Liff

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Sep 8 17:35:15 CEST 2008

Martin Schröder wrote:

>> DOCKERY (n.)
>> Facetious behaviour adopted by an accused man in the mistaken belief
>> that this will endear him to the judge.

Well, Douglas Adams was clearly suffering from an
advanced case of deja vu : here is a genuine
instance of dockery, from the recent hearing of
Radovan Karadzic at the United Nations tribunal in
The Hague.

> As Judge Bonomy entered the not guilty pleas, the former Bosnian Serb leader asked: "May I hold you to your word?"
> "Which word?" asked the judge.
> "That I'm not guilty," replied Mr Karadzic.
> "We shall see in due course, Mr Karadzic," the judge said. 

from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7587623.stm

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