- cack (“excrement”) + handed. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps from Old Norse keikr, bent backwards; akin to Danish keite, left-handed. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But in the case of the many celebrities who have been so vociferous in their condemnation of this ultimately cack-handed and not even especially successful from a story point-of-view practice, are we quite so sympathetic?”
“He's also ed-in-chief of near-future sf webzine Futurismic, a learning fictioneer and poet, a reviewer of books, music and concerts, a cack-handed third guitarist for a fuzz-rock band, and in need of a proper haircut.”
“Then, unshakable in the belief that his rule was buttressed by a legitimacy not enjoyed by other authoritarian leaders journalists regularly come away from meeting him saying he is like no other regional leader, Bashar was initially unwilling to order the same level of force to be deployed against protestors as his father was, instead sending mixed messages of restraint to Syrian security forces whose cack-handed efforts only served to accelerate events.”
“But it's more than just his cack-handed stewardship of RBS.”
“Although we will know the top-line result – Romney's expected victory – very quickly, the final details of percentages and second places will take a little longer.5.34pm: After Mitt Romney avoided answering questions from journalists for more than a week, nothing spells "press conference now!" than the need to explain some cack-handed remarks about pink slips and the joy of firing.”
“Hindered, as he must feel, by Fergie and her cack-handed attempts to assist.”
“I will never forgive Blair and Brown for being so cack-handed, that the mostly sensible British electorate found Camoron a better choice than Labour...”
“Some people will always be offended by something, and there will always be some cack-handed idiot willing to “embrace” their point of view.”
“In fact some achieve greatness while also being cack-handed and cacophonous.”
“A more cack-handed effort you would struggle to find anywhere.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘cack-handed’.
Take one of CharlesFerdinand's excellent Merovingians or Goths, add a "the" and one of these descriptors, and presto, a character for your long-planned spoof fantasy novel.
These words either descend from a word or root referring to the left side or direction (e.g., “sinister”) or refer to the concept themselves. Many, but not all, have negative connotations.
Words that I like.
Many may be lexicographically impotent due to a lack of citations and definition. Hopefully I'll be able to rectify this eventually.
Thanks to all you Wordies out there flinging new words at my head. This one's for you.
Yorkshire dialect words.
Tyke is a Yorkshire person.
Chelpin' is talking.
Mostly but not limited to slang and some cockney guffy wibble
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