Lord Privy Seal

Sometimes a nonfiction movie (or TV show, or newspaper article) gets overly-literal in providing images—eye candy—to illustrate concepts. Son Robin recently taught me a delightful shorthand term for that: Lord Privy Seal. A documentary that's "rather too Lord Privy Seal" might show a picture of a lord, an outdoor toilet (privy), and a seal (the animal) when explaining the functions of the Lord Privy Seal ... which in fact is a slightly-obscure ancient British official.

(cf. EyeCandy (2002-12-23), ChartJunk (2007-07-20), ...) - ^z - 2008-11-08