n Without Prejudice - DTI dishes up a hopeless curate's egg : intellectual property
|Article Title||DTI dishes up a hopeless curate's egg : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 Stellenbosch University|
|Publication Date||Sep 2015|
|Pages||46 - 49|
The figure of speech used to describe something as a "curate's egg" derives from a cartoon by G du Maurier, published in the British humorous magazine Punch 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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