Work together cohesively (v.) – Let the unelected bureaucrats and the totalitarian mayor do whatever they want and take whatever they want.
Dysfunctional (adj.) – Democratic.
Functional (adj.) – A situation where a control freak from Hamilton who won’t work for less than half a million dollars is ‘indispensable’ for a city’s recovery.
Indispensable (adj.) – Necessary to maintain the illusion that we cannot run workplaces, organisations and communities without a figurehead in a suit telling everyone how to do their jobs and getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for it.
Rebuild Christchurch (v.) – Something which we cannot do without aforementioned overpaid control freak flying down each week to run our city for us.
Tony Marryatt (n.) – The only person in the universe capable of being Christchurch’s town clerk.
Market rates (n.) – If Auckland and Wellington city councils jump off a cliff, we should too. In fact, we should jump off a bigger one, to encourage them to jump off an even bigger one, so that WE can jump off an EVEN BIGGER ONE!
Democracy (n.) – Pick your dictator every three years. If you don’t like what he does during those three years, crumble before the three mighty unshakeables: “indispensable”, “market rates” and “we’ve already voted on it”.
Leak (n.) the unfortunate and unforgivable dissemination of the truth that may make someone look bad, or worse inept. (from Inkspressit Inink)
… any more suggestions?