n Without Prejudice - DTI dishes up a hopeless curate's egg : intellectual property

Volume 15, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The figure of speech used to describe something as a "" derives from a cartoon by G du Maurier, published in the British humorous magazine in November 1895. It depicts a meek curate, faced with a bad egg at the Bishop's breakfast table, commenting that it is partly good. In other words it is something that is thoroughly bad but is diplomatically said to be partly good.

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