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Noun1.topsy-turvydom - a state of extreme confusion and disordertopsy-turvydom - a state of extreme confusion and disorder
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
balagan - a word for chaos or fiasco borrowed from modern Hebrew (where it is a loan word from Russian); "it was utter and complete balagan!"
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For these two men on the tower were left alone with the most terrible aspect of Gothic; the monstrous foreshortening and disproportion, the dizzy perspectives, the glimpses of great things small and small things great; a topsy-turvydom of stone in the mid-air.
There was certainly no need to have resorted to politics of Machiavellianism, philistinism and apacheism in a glaringly unconstitutional inauguration of a microscopic minority and thus estranging the majority members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly from the process and expect it won't provoke a situation of political and sociological topsy-turvydom. The proclamation letter and all events thereafter fell short of both legal and conventional requirements.
This notwithstanding, it is Gilbertian "topsy-turvydom" that Mr Jericho should find its way into Musica Britannica before The Mikado gets its philological due.