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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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Individual countries have no right to represent the international community and make irresponsible remarks on China's development,'' Jiang said.
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The resolution has concerns over irresponsible behavior of media and propaganda made by some parts of media against democratic institutions, political leaders and public representatives and deems it that the propaganda could impose negative impact on future of democracy, supremacy of law and constitution.
This session of the Punjab Assembly shows its concern over irresponsible propaganda being hatched against democratic institutions, political leaders and elected members in some parts of the media in the recent past and is of the opinion that this adverse propaganda may prove consequential for the future of democracy as well as the supremacy of the constitution and the law.
ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2010 (Balochistan Times): PPP leadership has strongly disowned the recent, highly inflammable and irresponsible statement of state minister Abdul Qayyum Jatoi, regarding Supreme Court, and has termed it as his personal point of view.
No country has the right to appoint itself as the representative of the international community and make irresponsible comments on China's development," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a statement in response to Japan's announcement of its new policy.
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