Cambridge dictionary defines the word ‘jibe’ as “an insulting remark that is intended to make someone look stupid”. The dictionary illustrates the word by alluding to how it is typical for politicians to indulge in cheap jibes at other people’s expense.
‘Heckler’s Veto’ is a legal term to explain the “position taken by law enforcement officers based on an alleged right to restrict freedom of speech where such expression may create disorder or provoke violence” (ref. Duhaime’s Law Dictionary).
Outside of legal terminology, the phrase is also used by the layman to describe how a hostile mob may coerce an individual to self-censor. Continue reading “DAP’s Dr Heckle and Mr Jibe”