Standpatism(or Standpattism)

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Standpatism(or Standpattism)

Postby Grogie » Fri May 05, 2006 5:38 am

A stubborn refusal to change one,s opinion, especially in political matters. This word come,s from ''stand pat'', which is a poker term.

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Postby Perry » Fri May 05, 2006 9:08 am

Is this already a word, or are you suggesting that it should be one? Either way I like it. I can see it now. "I get so bored by standpatists. They are worse than standups with used jokes."
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Postby Grogie » Fri May 05, 2006 12:38 pm

Hi Perry. It is in fact an established word. I saw it at wordsmith.org and m-w.com. It is indeed an interesting word.

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Postby gailr » Fri May 05, 2006 8:12 pm

Perry wrote:... I get so bored by standpatists. ...

How about those aggressive stick-in-the-mud standpatists, the standpatistas?
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Postby Bailey » Fri May 05, 2006 11:04 pm

I for one stand with the contrastandpatistas.

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and so an ideology is born.

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Postby gailr » Sat May 06, 2006 1:45 pm

Excellent, Mark! But I don't think the standpatistas are going to take that ideology sitting down...
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