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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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Isaac Adewole has warned members of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) that the Federal Government would not accept nor condone any act of irresponsibility and disobedience.
The Interior Minister said it was totally unacceptable that a government official show irresponsibility and dishonesty with regard to important official documents.
Trillanes also denied Andanar's accusations, which he called as the 'height of irresponsibility' coming from a member of the Cabinet.
The responsibility for this irresponsibility was not assumed by anyone.
The residents said that the TMA is taking no step against the encroachers, which is height of negligence and irresponsibility. The residents have demanded of the high authorities to take notice of the situation and ensure the removal of encroachment.
This collection of essays originated from conversations following the Irresponsibility & Literature Conference held in Singapore in 2006.
"This serves as a double warning for drivers firstly to try to avoid driving if you're suffering from cold or flu and secondly, be prepared for other drivers' irresponsibility by having the right insurance."
At the start of the party's Birmingham conference, the former Tory leader branded the Prime Minister the very definition of economic "irresponsibility".
GORDON BROWN yesterday demanded an end to "the age of irresponsibility" in the financial sector ahead of emergency talks with US President George Bush.
The drink has been greeted by cynics as an example of the irresponsibility of the super rich in the face of economic difficulties.
Wherever you look, irresponsibility is rife - both among the underage drinkers and those who allow them to drink.
She said: 'This only underlines the fact we need urgent action to curb owners' irresponsibility - and that means a licensing scheme