Definitions

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  • proper n. The Telegraph newspaper.

Etymologies

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Blend of Tory and Telegraph, from the newspaper's political leanings; popularised by Private Eye magazine.

Examples

  • Given that that newspaper is commonly called the Torygraph, I can't decide whether Iain is pulling my chain here or what.

    Swift Boat Veterans for the Tories

  • You have to remember that the Torygraph was a key neocon disinfo pipeline for Iraq; it was at least as committed as the Jerusalem Post, which was owned by Conrad Black as well, and it ran a *lot* of war-panic-Iranian plot stories.

    Newsies! | ATTACKERMAN

  • 'No longer called the Torygraph' - do me a favour !

    The Telegraph and the Tories

  • It'd be nice to read a transcript if all we're going to get from the Torygraph is a secondhand account from a hack.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Telegraph newspaper, sometimes called the Torygraph, was first with the news, writing that the party was to make the announcements later today in Whitehall.

    The Inquirer

  • As for people setting up Cons-Home as a gang of right-wing crazies, surely this is just par for the course in politics -- the blogosphere equivalent of saying "Torygraph" instead of "Telegraph" and characterising all that journal's readers as Colonel Blimp or Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells.

    Should Tory Bloggers Be More Aggressive in Defending Themselves?

  • As his Liberal Democrats surged in the polls, threatening Cameron's lead, Britain's right-leaning press opened fire., sometimes nicknamed the "Torygraph" for its perceived sympathy with the Conservative Party, put out a front page story alleging that he'd funneled money from businessmen into his personal bank account., meanwhile, sent out a front-page, all-caps headline accusing Clegg of making a "Nazi slur on Britain."

    News Channel 9: Local News

  • The Daily Telegraph, sometimes nicknamed the "Torygraph" for its perceived sympathy with the Conservative Party, put out a front page story alleging that he'd funneled money from businessmen into his personal bank account.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • No doubt the said Defenders on this site will condemn the Telegraph (or is that "Torygraph"?) as (to quote) an "anti-science or anti-intellectual blog site".

    Education news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • A "Torygraph" stalwart suggests that torture is OK.

    The Guardian World News

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