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Irresponsibility

Alectryon
changed to cock because he forgot to warn Mars of sun’s rising. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 322]
Belch, Sir Toby
Olivia’s riotous, reckless uncle. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
Bovary, Emma
irresponsible, careless character; betrays husband. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary]
Capp, Andy
negligent of marital obligations. [Comics: Horn, 82–83]
Falstaff, Sir John
misuses “the King’s press damnably.” [Br. Lit.: II Henry IV]
Google, Barney
neglects wife for race horse. [Comics: Horn, 99–100]
Palinurus
sleeping helmsman, falls overboard. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Paragon, Mary Anne
careless servant of David and Dora. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfceld]
Trulliber, Parson
satire on one who does not do his job. [Br. Hist.: Joseph Andrews, Espy, 131]
Wimpy
sloppily dressed comic strip character; always “forgets” to pay for hamburgers. [Comics: “Popeye” in Horn, 657–658]
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One can only hope that the Supreme Court will take notice of the moral bankruptcy and general fiscal irresponsibility of the public education system in this country by voting to uphold the voucher system in the Cleveland, Ohio, case.
is impressed with its irreverence and irresponsibility (in addition to what only can be called the rampant ``character assassination'' - note the dire fates of the real characters - tonight's premiere has a plot concerning teen drinking).
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In other words, Heinold, the grown-ups are back in control, and the Democrats' eight-year spree of irresponsibility and excess is over.
until her goofy acts of assertion, utter incompetence in essential matters and one appalling act of irresponsibility turn the whole village, and possibly even us, against her.