In short, it's labyrinthine

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 08 January, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 08 January, 2005, 12:00am

As your average reporter in Hong Kong, LoDown is always on the lookout for good writing to improve himself. I came across this gem from the police department, an internal memo putting forward its objections to a police union changing its name.

'The proposals are running counter to the existing state of equibrium [sic] among staff associations, in particular their distinctiveness, normative commitment, and representativeness,' it says.

'The proposals, if implemented, could lead to a labyrinthine consensus mechanism within the context of PFC SS. One where there is no winner and everybody is a loser as we see it.

'The culture of the PFC SS has been and hopefully can continue to be obsessed with stability and aversion to inequality. We feel that the inevitable divisiveness concomitant of the proposed changes could cause non-alliance on all matters in support of management.' Love that 'labyrinthine consensus'!