Canadian 2008 Word of the Year : Prorogue

Prorogue :

“Prorogue” comes from the Latin: pro, forward, and rogare, ask.

see also : Proroguing and Prorogation.

from the House of Commons website, comes this official definition of prorogation.

There is a normal proroguing, and there is King Charles I of England dissolution of British Parliament in 1628, and then there is the Great Canadian Proroguing of 2008.

Prior to the events of Dec 2008, I was not , nor were most Canadians, familiar with this word.  and now we need to explain it to our southern cousins, below the 49th.

has nothing to do with perogies (or Pierogi, perogy, pirohi, piroghi, pirogi, pirogen, pierogy, pirohy, or pyrohy)

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