"Perge modo et qua te ducit via dirige gressum," said Venus to Aeneas.
I just learned the word last week at a Village Council meeting. And now as usual, I am seeing the word all over the place, including here.
According to the American Heritage dictionary. v. chi·caned, chi·can·ing, chi·canes v. intr.To resort to tricks or subterfuges; use chicanery.v. tr.To trick; deceive.n.Chicanery.Games A bridge or whist hand without trumps.[French chicaner, from Old French, to quibble.]chi·canZer n.It would seem to describe the former administration quite well.
Up here a chicane is an argument. Many words from old French live on in Quebec. I didn't know until now that it was a viable English word as well.
Chicane- a diversion or obstruction to impede forward motion. Well that pretty well covers the entirety of the Bush years now doesn't it?
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