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Coin a word


We all use wellingtons, cardigans and hoovers; we bowdlerise and boycott; and use spoonerisms and malapropisms.

Now’s your chance to sanctify somebody you love or hate or simply ignore. Use a name to capture their essential qualities.

I’ll start you off, with a couple of shoe-ins:

A pompous bullying bore: a clarkson.

A mendacious hypocritical self-seeker: a blair.

To piggy-back and exploit another’s success: to hillary.

To get out of jail free: to oscar.

Over to you, coiners!

 

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  1. Four-eyed English Genius
    October 18, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Lets us make a start before my pre-lunch aperitif:-

    A delusional, but dangerous, lunatic: a corbyn
    A biased hypocrite who claims to be fair-minded: a dimbleby
    A poker-faced advert for the discouragement of botox use: a robinson
    A sharp operator who pretends to be a buffoon: a johnson (NB this has a very different usage in the good ol’ US of A! 🙂 )
    A poisonous weasel-like creature with a shrill, screaming call: a sturgeon

  2. October 18, 2015 at 11:48 am

    A delusional wannabe: a trump

  3. October 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Point of order, Janus, I think you will find it is ‘shoo-in’.

  4. sheona
    October 18, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I think the “get out of jail free” should be “to saunders” in honour of Ernest Saunders, one of the Guiness Four, who miraculously recovered from his mental illness as soon as he was released.

  5. October 18, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    To cut someone’s too-long, curly hair: to depoodle.

  6. October 18, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    A royal impersonator – a thatcher
    A hoax – a moon landing, or an AGW
    A really bad poem – A Janus (only kidding 🙂 )

  7. October 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    A biased art judicator who slightly stirs up the show most saturdays: a craig

  8. October 18, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Sipu, mea culpa! Several hail thingies.

    Christopher, who is this depoodle guy?

  9. October 18, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Gaz, I am so hurt. 😷

  10. October 18, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Janus: coined the term “depoodling” to describe a haircut that should have been done much sooner. The barber is fond of the term.

    To Merkel: to cock up a continent within a month likely causing permanent damage.

  11. October 18, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Someone who gets the salt ready to rub into an open wound the day before the injury is inflicted – ~A Janus

  12. October 18, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    JM, I know your are hurting just now, so I forgive you. 😎

  13. Four-eyed English Genius
    October 19, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Someone who uses his influence and authority to ensure his favourites win: a joubert

  14. October 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Now that’s a corker, FEEG! 😊

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