Saturday, October 23, 2004


noun. Reverse-testicular fortitude.

Real citation: “Now take North Korea. The esoteric difference is that Bush favors multilateral talks, while Kerry favors bilateral talks within a multilateral framework. I'm prepared to believe there's a real distinction here--direct talks with Kim Jong Il seem a waste of time to me. But the notion that this is a clear contrast between resolve and wimpery--when Bush is actually being more multilateral than Kerry--seems strained, to say the least.”
(Andrew Sullivan, “All the Same,” The New Republic, Oct. 13, 2004,

Made-up citation: “Is it prudence or wimpery to tell the landlord--and potential cuddle-monkeys--that my pet rats are hamsters?”

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