The marvellous wordsmith Ogden Nash said that every time he needed a particular word, he made one up to fit the rhyme: "A panther is a leopard, who hasn't been peppered, If you see a panther crouch, prepare to say ouch, if called by a panther, don't anther." No, not the Queen's English, then neither was Sarah Palin's "refudiate" but the meaning was readily understood, and isn't that the essence of communication.
I am sure that in Runnymede's lifetime he would have run into new words and yes, jargon, and no doubt he was AOK with that. So fair suck of the sav, mate; a steer is a direction, guide or tip, and a bum is rather self-evident, so a bum steer is simply "bad advice."
Labour not the lexicon, Magnum Carter (Was that Dirty Harry?) language is also for having fun ... even for old Woosters, by Jove ... or should that really be Jeeves?
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