I came across the phrase informed consensus while watching Peaky blinders TV series and wondering what does that mean? Here's a short dialog:

- He researches his enemies that's why he's been chosen
- Chosen by whom?
- By an informed consensus.

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  • By a consensus of informed people.... – Jim Dec 29 '18 at 8:51
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    It's clearly punning on the common phrase "informed consent" (important to human research, medical practice, etc.), but I must admit that I don't get the joke. (Maybe it will make more sense to someone who knows something about the show.) – ruakh Dec 29 '18 at 8:52
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    I would bet it's either a pun or malapropism written by the scriptwriiter. Informed consent is a common term. – Zebrafish Dec 29 '18 at 8:52
  • Did you check the spelling, sometimes subtitles on YouTube are imperfect... can you provide a link to the actual dialogue/sketch? – Mari-Lou A Dec 29 '18 at 12:46
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    Try google: my first hit gave this : "Another possible model for language standardization is an informal consensus model, where a small but influential body of people (poets, intellectuals, writers) come to agree on the choice of a norm without any formal decision-making whatsoever. " – Stefan Dec 29 '18 at 17:48

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