Thursday, 10 May 2012

Poisoner in chief

I've recently seen the phrase "poisoner-in-chief" used in a movie review of The Hunger Games, and it sounded very familiar, but I can't find the phrase's origin anywhere. Lots of people seem to be using it, particularly when referring to political leaders they don't like, but nobody is explaining where it came from. It's very frustrating when all your searches turn up similarly unexplained uses of the very thing you're trying to explain. That's all, really. If anyone at all knows where this phrase comes from or what it means, specifically, I'd be very interested to hear about it.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - My search skills are often quite good.
PPS - But clearly not good enough in this case.


Stu said...

Went to look up the phrase, and you are the top search result for it in Google, that's certainly not going to help the research

John said...

Ha! You're right, that won't help the research, but it might prompt someone somewhere to write an explanation, if they know it.

By the way, here's the BoingBoing review of The Hunger Games movie where I saw the phrase.