Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Other -Crats to Consider

Years ago the paleohipsters referred to those who were totally cool as "cool cats." And that was supposed to be something to aspire to in some circles. Now I don't know how long that expression was around, but it still has some cachet to it, like a Coach bag or a red carpet-worthy designer gown in some circles I'm not allowed into by the Great Doorman to Such Things to keep the Target shoppers like me at bay! 

The word "democrat" (lower case generic term) has a general meaning as well. And numerous other '-crats' are in its wake. Like:

aristocrat
bureaucrat
kleptocrat
monocrat
plutocrat
technocrat
theocrat

And the allied words aristocracy, bureaucracy, kleptocracy, monocracy, technocracy, theocracy, and so forth.

But there's always a need for new words, sometimes for entertainment purposes.
Why not turdocrat or turdocracy?  Or maybe the more proper terms are coprocrat and coprocracy?

Or could we speak of Fox News as a blondocracy now?

Are the two major political parties in fact coulrocracys? The theme song for both should be "Send in the Clowns."

Is this any worse than our 40-year affair with the -gate suffix since Watergate?  That sick puppy is long overdue euthanasia.



7 comments:

Bilbo said...

"Coulrocracy." You're a genius!

Mike said...

Crazycrat and crapocrat would work too.

Cloudia said...

Yeah!

TexWisGirl said...

lunocracy comes to mind...

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer said...

Coprophagecrat?

John Hill said...

How about sphinctocrat?
It is likely that we are about to be governed by a sphinctocracy!
Pucker up and hold your nose!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

Oh yeah, the "GATE" bit is one of my pet peeves. Every scandal ends in "gate", and that's just stupid. Watergate was the name of the hotel where the scandal occurred, so calling it the "Watergate scandal" made sense. But all these others? C'mon!

Another pet peeve of mine (that thankfully now seems to be dying out) is adding "bot" to the end of everything: Trumpbots, Cruzbots, Hillarybots, Jebbots, et al. It started as Rubiobots, and it made sense and was mildly clever. But it made no sense when added to other names. And it took off because most people aren't very creative and can't come up with their own unique nicknames, expressions, and put-downs.

[No, CAPTCHA, I am NOT a robot!]

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