Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for October 28, 2013
forms of speech a guide to the various types of politcal speech, with proper responses. stem-winder. a particularly rousing oration. stand up & cheer. guy: yeah! tub-thumper. the same only more so. wave a sign. win guy: yeah! thump-sucker, a speech of depth & thoughtfulness, or lots of statistics. remain seated. (see also nose-picker.) teeth-grinder. a speech that stirs resentment, esp. toward the other party's crummy candidate. guy: ngh ooh ngh ooh, i oughta- knuckle-dragger. a more proactive form of teeth grinder. appeals to your cro-magnon side. ngaaaaaargh stool-softener. not a speech you need linger for. find the exit and use it.