Our Alaskan correspondents (thank you T and J and your unnamed friend)have alerted us to some little known words that could be used to describe politicians.
It is not difficult to find public figures and their ideas that fit these descriptions
Quignogs: Ridiculous notions (Cornwall)
Quockerwodger:A wooden toy figure, which when pulled by a string, jerks its limbs about,as in the manner of a politician whose strings are pulled by someone else.
Loutersacke: A lazy loitering fellow
Hingkponk: An imposter (Lakeland, Westmorland.)
Swacker: Something huge; a bulky robust person. Figuratively, a great lie.
And in a slightly different idiom, but I think my favourite, because it is in the vernacular: Gone to Texas: A generation ago it was a common joke, that an insolvent debtor, or anyone who needed to make a quick exit, would chalk on his door the letters.G.T.T.
Lets hope some of our current leaders( one in particular) are soon chalking on their doors G.T.T
These words were found on a calendar published by Sellers Publishing Inc at http://www.make.fun.com