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#188541 12/31/09 04:22 PM
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I like this word. It so aptly describes many of the pundits in the media of all persuasions. Since many only complain and offer little constructive criticism, I would add that they are cringing sycophants.

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minions.. a list:

toady
toadeater
tufthunter (Brit.)
snurge (Brit.)
lickspittle
minion
lackey
limberham (fig.)
backslapper
clawback (obs.)
apple-polisher
yes-man
stooge
myrmidon
follower
pushover
bootlicker
brownnoser
groveler
flatterer
kowtower
fawner
flatterer
flunky
groupie(s)
sycophant
truckler
ass-kisser
arse-licker (Brit.)
suck-up
doormat
doter
henchman
hanger-on
trencherman

(groups)
mob
posse
entourage
retainers
retinue

(adjs)
gnathonic
obsequious (and synonyms)
unctuous
ingratiating

[additions welcome]

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a friend used "jobsworth" in this fashion recently. could be a UK or Kiwi usage, coming from him.


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This might be new for an old sychophant

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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
a friend used "jobsworth" in this fashion recently. could be a UK or Kiwi usage, coming from him.


to me, that's a bit of a misuse. (not that there aren't some on my list that could be considered a stretch.)

Brit. informal an official who mindlessly upholds petty rules [COED]




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well, it is more likely my misinterpretation of what he meant.


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minions.. a list: [additions welcome]
Haja! Seldom seen you embrace a topic with this dedication smile

tagtail
heeler
carpet knight
Greaculus esuriens
spaniel
lapdog
sponger
doughface

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dear wwftd minion,

it's a wwftd theme, isn't it.

-w.m.

p.s. - those are some worthless additions (not)!

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Graeculus esuriens

Juvenal's hungry Greekling, or the fasting Monsieur as Johnson puts it. They were ravenous grad students in my day.


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My favorite MP skit.

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