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#1 2012-03-21 19:19:10

Registered: 2006-10-20
Posts: 2

suckophant << sycophant

“the ultimate anti-bush suckophant appears.” – audioasylum forum, 2005-11-4

“Australian workers really hate suckophants
Sucking up to the boss outranks office gossip and frequently being late for work as one of the most hated behaviours at work.” – The Age (Australia), 2005-11-18

Apparently not in allusion to the Suckophant, a monster that sucks everything up in the Beatles film Yellow Submarine. The combination of sucking (up) and an elephant’s trunk makes for a nice image.



#2 2012-03-21 23:01:10

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

Re: suckophant << sycophant

We’ve had psychophant and sickophant, before, but not “suckophant.” “Suckophant” is the best of the bunch, in my opinion—sucking up is what sycophants do. Not many web examples, unfortunately.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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