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Last week’s highbrow discussion of

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 29, 2001

Last week’s highbrow discussion of all things underwear reminded me of one of my favorite mock insults: pantywaist (the equivalent of calling someone a sissy or a pansy). I also enjoy referring to someone in jest as a milquetoast. Interestingly, Milquetoast was the name of a timid cartoon character from the 1920s from which the current meaning of the word was derived.

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