Monday, March 03, 2008


noun. A hatchet-jobby bio that hits its subject directly in the crotchish area.

(Thanks to Michael Quinion’s World Wide Words for turning up this word).

Real citation: “Books about George W have moved over the years from hagiography to mere slaghimoffgraphy, chronicling the supposed transition from titan to figure of fun."
(Peter Preston, Feb. 24, 2008, The Guardian,,,2259495,00.html)

Made-up citation: “In 2009, three hundred slaghimoffgraphies and only six sestinas will be written about Dubya, according to English professors.”

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