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Question Hour

\Kyoschun Hour\
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Noun. August 12, 2011, Word of the Day


This word comes to us from the Wall Street Journal blog, which gave us six suggestions for Samosapedia entries.

The "Question Hour" is a state of utter pandemonium that leads to the abandonment of a planned activity.

Taken literally, it refers to a time designated in Parliament for the asking and answering of questions. However, it often becomes an occasion for angry lawmakers to vent other grievances while the beatifically-smiling Speaker murmurs, “Take your seat please; please, take your seat,” and invariably leads to a rapid adjournment of the session in question.


Person A: Did you pick up that stuff from the market today?

Person B: I tried to go in the evening but it was total question hour.

Added 2011-08-11 by Logonathan