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thersitical (thur-SIT-i-kuhl) adjective
[After Thersites, a Greek in Iliad known for his abusive and foulmouthed nature. He called Agamemnon greedy and Achilles a coward.]
"The self-described beneficiaries of most of this I.Q. increase,
Princeton's 'Smart Fans,' have railed at season's end against
thersitical cheers and jouncing the stands at basketball games."
"To conclude, after the fashion of our Thersitical Magazinist,
Mr. Poe is about 39. He may be more or less."
This week's theme: Eponyms
I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money. -Arthur Godfrey, television host, entertainer (1903-1983)
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