Today’s word of the day was this:
noun: Government by the least qualified or worst persons.
From Greek kakistos (worst), superlative of kakos (bad) + -cracy (rule). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kakka-/kaka- (to defecate), which also gave us poppycock, cacophony, cacology, and cacography. Earliest documented use: 1829.
“We must weigh our votes carefully. Else we are in danger of turning America’s time-tested democracy into a kakistocracy.”
Dan Warner; The Best Man for the Job Is Not as Easy as it Sounds; The News Press (Fort Myers, Florida); Jan 17, 2016.
Since the folks at Word of the Day didn’t provide synonyms, I will:
Clusterfuck; President Trump
Oh and Reuters has some advice for us:
I’m assuming that the purpose of that is to have enough room because we need to keep Hell frozen.