Back then David Conway used to regularly bait the Labour councillors at council meetings by making mention of “the egregious Mr Higgins”.
Kevin Higgins talking about the Conservative Deputy Leader of Enfield Council back in the early 1990s
From the flock he stands out, grazing alone,
Walks his own path, he is no sheep,
Though he has wool, he thinks himself a billy goat
The wolf looks on, and all he sees,
Is a lone sheep, grazing there,
Dinner having dinner.
The goats, herded together, see the wolf,
Move away, danger averted,
As the lone sheep claims to lead a revolution.
Background – this verse will make little sense to most, but is a satire on the satirist and pro abortion activist (not militant mind, just activist!) Kevin Higgins, who wearily yet again has profiled me on his blog in an attempt to boost his reputation as a revolutionary.The sheep are his ex-comrades in Labour, the goats the Socialists he no longer gets on with, and the wolf the critics – such as I!!! – who see he is with neither, and therefor not important, only as metaphorical dinner! Hope that clears up the confusion! Â
From Latin prefix e- (â€œout ofâ€), + grex (â€œflockâ€), + English adjective suffix -ous, from Latin suffix -osus (â€œfull ofâ€); reflecting the positive connotations of “”standing out from the flock””.
IPA(key): /ÉªËˆÉ¡riË.dÊ’É™s/, /É™ËˆÉ¡riË.dÊ’i.É™s/
egregious (comparative more egregious, superlative most egregious)
Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion. â€ƒ[quotations â–¼]
Example: The student has made egregious errors on the examination.
Outrageously bad; shocking.