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So who isn’t a crapweasel?

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on May 29, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
May 29, 2008 6:06 pm

Jonah Goldberg, whom some of you may remember as a columnist we recently dropped, opened his new rant about Scott McClellan with this gem of a lead:

Not since America’s most revered feckless crapweasel, former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords, switched parties have Beltway Republicans been more eager to sew a half-starved ferret into someone’s body cavity.

If Goldberg had come up with a sentence like that more than once a year, we never would have dropped him.

Anyway, he got me going on the word “crapweasel,” which I’d never run into before. (To what subculture have I just proven myself a clueless fool?)

I had to turn to the ever-helpful Urban Dictionary, the great wiki of slang, for definitions of crapweasel. Here are three of its definitions:

1. Crapweasel

One who challenges novices to games he has mastered, and beats them, showing no mercy.

“Why did you make me play that game with you?”

“I knew I’d win.”


2. Crapweasel

A person who uses "brick and mortar" stores to try on clothing, check out fit, and get help from store employees with no intention of buying anything there, and then goes online and buys the item cheaper.

3. Crapweasel

A derogatory term used to verbally abuse other motorists who cut you up. Something that helps you maintain the upper hand as you didn’t have to resort to blatant swear wordage.

“Yo buddy are you a crapweasel or what?”

Other words you may have missed in your journey through life: “craptacular,” “crapulate,” “craptastic,” “craptasm,” “craptaculicious” and so on. Check the dictionary. I don’t think they count in Scrabble.

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