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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2013-12-28 14:34:38

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2601

milksob << milksop

A literal milksop is a squishy piece of bread soaked in a liquid, such as milk. The word “milksop” tends to be used in a figurative sense these days, however. A metaphorical milksop is a person with no backbone, a wallflower, a Walter Mitty whose dreams outpace his deeds.

The web has a few instances of “milksob”—still the same puling personality, now imaged as a person who might spend too much time crying over spilled milk.

Book review: “Charlie in the book is much more of a milksob than the movie version in which he comes accross as likeable and genuinely nice.”

Blog entry: “This excuse-making, bias-forgiving milksob is the same clown who attempted to impose laws on our non-government media.”

Web journal: “Cutest competitor was the Russian milksob, I even don’t remember his name, but when he was deleivered at my door tied in easy knots”

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



#2 2013-12-28 18:21:37

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1101

Re: milksob << milksop

Good one.



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