The other week I said the word 'history' usually forms part of a cliché when used to describe events.
It seems Shaun Woodward doesn't read Northern Notes.
The Northern Ireland Secretary described the DUP and Sinn Féin's decision to sit down together after a five-month hiatus since, erm, they last did it, as "historic".
As a pal on Facebook said: "[I'm] amused that Mr.Woodward believes the decision to hold Executive meetings is 'historic'. Exactly how many historic breakthroughs is it possible for NI to have?"