The word appears in every newspaper today (as a matter of fact it should be 'bottled out' or 'lost his bottle', the term perhaps deriving from the older 'no bottle' as in the American 'no cigar' meaning no good, or perhaps the rhyming slang 'bottle and glass'. But this is no time for pedantry). Even the Labour supporting papers are giving Gordon Brown a hard time. Something big has happened this weekend. As Andrew Rawnsley writes in the Guardian, the thing almost everyone thought they knew about Gordon was that he was a mastermind at politics. He has now lost this and his reputation as a leader in the space of a few hours.
Cameron has won a famous victory; almost no one believed the Tories could have won an election whereas in 2009 (Brown will look an even bigger fool if he goes in 2008) they might well.
Now the rest of us can get on with looking at whether there will be a financial crisis and the Tories can get on with exposing the Government's failings.