Of all the sins they're guilty of, inappropriate vocabulary use would rank low on the list. And I'm someone who once had a 25-minute conversation on the difference between "conjecture" and "speculation".
Here is the apology leaflet put out door to door by Brentwood & Ongar Conservatives for “false” and “inappropriate” claims:
Liberal Democrat Karen Chilvers says over on her blog:
Cllr Nigel Clarke and I are now wondering what effect this had on my campaign and the narrow loss of my seat, given that we were the “dishonest propaganda peddling” councillors they were wrongly referring to it seems.
Of course, we have seen similar behaviour before (the Honeypot Lane allotments farce springs to mind, as does the Brentwood station matter, where they tried to take credit for someone else’s campaigning), but this takes things to a whole new level.