Gladys Berejiklian Daryl Maguire
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Dear readers, we can't thank you enough for providing us with so many wonderful examples of shonky and evasive language from those in power.

We're wrapping up the Spiv-tionary for now, but please enjoy this highlights package, collecting the 10 best examples from the past two weeks.

Regret: The beauty of the word “regret” in the mouth of the spiv is that it can be attached to the word “any” and immediately be drained of all meaning, referring not to a specific event that one is responsible for but rather a vague possibility that some may or may not have happened.