3 August 2017

Trumpish

It would be nice to coin a word, to witness its widespread usage and then to see it enshrined in The Oxford English Dictionary to which new words are added every year. Such an achievement would give a person a degree of immortality.

The other day, I thought that I had hatched a new word. The word was "trumpish". I even formed a definition for this novel adjective.

trumpish - egotistical, arrogant and boorish, having the capacity to swat away all criticism and blunder ahead in the unsophisticated manner of the 45th President of the USA.

Yes folks, I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. However, I thought I had better do a double take courtesy of Google . There I discovered to my disgruntlement that others got there before me. In fact Donald Trump has spawned plenty of other new words including Trumpian, Trumpesque, Trumpist, Trumpishness and Trumpism.

But getting back to "trumpish". The Urban Dictionary defines it as "The opposite of compassionate, kind, or polite."

They also provided an example of possible  usage:-
I was driving to the mall, going the speed limit, but the person behind me was in a big hurry and kept blowing his horn. I refused to be bullied into speeding (and possibly getting a ticket). Finally, he zoomed by me, and as he passed, the person in the passenger seat leaned out of his window, flipped me off and yelled, "Learn to drive, you stupid bitch!" Clearly, he was having a trumpish day.
So "trumpish" has already been claimed but I have another new word. It's a noun and the word is a "scaramucci". Suggested definition of  a scaramucci - something very unpleasant that thankfully doesn't last very long.

Here are three examples of usage:-  

"Last weekend I went to a seafood restaurant and ordered mussels. They didn't taste quite right and on Sunday I endured an awful bout of diarrhoea and vomiting. But it was just a scaramucci. On Monday morning I felt fine."

And

"The footballers squared up to each and fists flew for a short while but it was nothing more than a scaramucci. They shook hands and carried on with the game."

And

"Donald climbed into bed with Melania and begged permission for a scaramucci but Melania said she would rather attempt another sudoku puzzle. Donald was forced to fire off another ill-considered tweet on his smartphone - "Scaramucci Disallowed! Another great, great day at The White House. Making America Greet* Again"
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*greet = old northern English/Scottish word meaning to weep.

26 comments:

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    1. Yup. I am an owl - not a lark John.

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  2. I think Trump has done okay so far. Would you really have had Hillary Clinton?👨‍❤️‍👨🙆‍♂️

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    1. Yes. Hillary would have built on President Obama's good work.

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  3. These clowns are generating all kinds of opportunities for humor.

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    1. And they don't even need to wear red noses and big floppy shoes. Perhaps they should have clown names. For Trump I would suggest Bozo.

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  4. I sure as hell didn't want Clinton!

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    1. As a wise politician might say - No comment!

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    2. I doubt there are any wise politicians, Yorkie.

      But, I guess I am as entitled to my opinion as you are to yours. :)

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    3. And, yet...you commented! lol

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    4. Hahahaha! Thanks for the laugh, Yorkie. I really need a bit of a laugh. It's been a tough, sad week...I shan't go into any further detail at this present moment in time.

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    5. Sorry to hear that Lee. I am sending you a virtual hug - no matter what it is that has affected you this way.

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  5. Reminds me of the "bushisms" from some decades ago.

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    1. A "trumpism" might be... "It's all fake, fake, fake news".

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  6. You are quite a wag YP - I bet you were a hit in the classroom.

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    1. A bit of laughter in the classroom was always a useful thing. Too many classrooms are glum and joyless.

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  7. I don't understand Trump supporters here, and I REALLY don't understand his supporters across the pond. There must be some version of Fox News over there.

    By the way, you should go to YouTube and check out some of Stephen Colbert's recent Trump monologs. Hilarious!

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    1. Thanks for that tip Jennifer.

      I have the feeling that some people just admire Trump's politically incorrect bullishness - like a gunslinger in a cowboy saloon. Somebody who doesn't play by the rules. An anti-hero.

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  8. I like the sound of scaramucci. Here's hoping it catches on.

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    1. The way you put it it sounds like a disease Addy!

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  9. The world is indeed turning into something else. Greetings!

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    1. You feel it gets madder all the time.

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  10. trumpish. The opposite of compassionate, kind, or polite. I was driving to the mall, going the speed limit, but the person behind me was in a big hurry and kept ...
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  11. A belated comment but I just found the perfect definition of Trump: Ignoranus: One who is both stupid and an arsehole. I can't claim credit though - I just read it in one of the Unpublished Letters to the Daily Telegraph.

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