Tuesday, December 11, 2012

When pettifogger is not good enough

Next time you are looking for a pejorative for lawyer, you might try one of these:

Bowyer: or

How did I learn of these words?  A world famous lawyer was once called them.  Specifically, Charles Schulz used them in a Peanuts comic strip on this date in 1981.  You can read the strip here.  A snaffler is one who purloins by devious means.  A nigmenog is a silly or incompetent person.  I am not sure tell why a bowyer-evidently a maker of bows-is an insult for lawyers but I assume that Mr. Schulz knew what he was talking about.

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