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crapehanger or crepehanger
noun: A gloomy person; a pessimist.
A crapehanger was one who hung up black bands of crape as a symbol of mourning. The word is from English crepe/crape, from French crepe, from Latin crispus (curled or wrinkled). Earliest documented use: 1921.
"'I don't mean to sound like a crapehanger, because I am an optimist by nature,' said Thomas Emmel."
William Mullen; Scientists Try for Butterfly Breakthrough; Chicago Tribune; Sep 3, 2002.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. -Sid Caesar, actor and writer (b. 1922)
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