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#1 2012-03-21 19:19:10

egg_corner
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Registered: 2006-10-20
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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.

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#2 2012-03-21 23:01:10

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
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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.

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