788 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 77 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2019
Barry L. Long and Kaajal L. Hayer were reappointed as public members to
the board of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia for
terms ending July 31, 2021.
The Supreme Court of Mississippi has an eclectic reading list. In Gandy v.
State, 438 So. 2d 279 (1983), the court invoked Agatha Christie: “The prescience
of a Hercule Poirot was hardly requisite to a belief that earlier that
afternoon Gandy had been involved in unlawful cocaine trafficking”. Turning
to American talent, the same court later noted that “from our first
encounter with the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew and later with Mickey
Spillane, we have known that the state must provide that a crime has
occurred”: Bullock v. State, 447 So. 2d 1284 (1984).
Though it properly belongs in Grumbles, Lisa J. Helps wrote to help sort
out a misattribution in her appointment to the board of British Columbia
Transit ((2019) 77 Advocate 636). She noted the true nominee was Victoria
mayor, Lisa Helps. While we are happy to correct this error, we share the
Vancouver Ms. Help’s disappointment at not getting a free bus pass.
Rumours of a GoFundMe page being established to assist her in this regard
Mr. Justice Thomas J. Crabtree and Robert Zeunert were both recently
appointed to the board of the Law Foundation of BC as Law Society
In our last Bench and Bar, we highlighted the “Forgotten English” term
“snickersnee”: large knife, particularly one used as a weapon. Hamar Foster,
Q.C., now professor emeritus at the UVic Faculty of Law, wrote in to
remind us of the use of this term in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, sung
by Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, and chorus:
The criminal cried, as he dropped him down,
In a state of wild alarm –
With a frightful, frantic, fearful frown,
I bared my big right arm.
I seized him by his little pig-tail,
And on his knees fell he,
As he squirmed and struggled,
And gurgled and guggled,
I drew my snickersnee,