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  • n. Plural form of curmudgeon.

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  • Over the ensuing weeks, our conversation has included some interesting commentary from those we lovingly call "curmudgeons," people who not only don't see the pursuit of happiness as their main purpose in life, they look with a bit of suspicion on those who do, and the "Pollyannas," those who can always find the silver lining, even in the darkest of clouds.

    Dr. Judith Rich: The Perils and Possibilities of Pollyanna

  • In his "The New Black Aesthetic," (1989,) author Trey Ellis announced the arrival of a generation of African Americans who would place the issue of race in the background unlike we "curmudgeons" and "cranks," who came of age in the 1960s and who are still carrying on like those Japanese soldiers who weren't aware that the war was over.

    Kasama

  • "curmudgeons" of the newsrooms (to name only one sub-species of journalists) and insurgent bloggers.

    Economic Principals

  • It all proves nothing except that curmudgeons must curmudge.

    MIND MELD: How Does Blogging and Social Networking Affect the Publishing Industry?

  • What will the curmudgeons of the next generation do? zyxw Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Inauguration Thread

  • Log in to Reply old curmudgeons or just homely fugitives? smile - nt

    At the RS Gathering (Friday Night)… - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Indeed, several contributors are disparaging of those who question the Internet's costs, dismissing such people as "neophobic" or "curmudgeons and troglodytes."

    Pay Attention, Please

  • No matter what happens in Wednesday's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, you can say this about the last six years in sports: It's been a wonderful ride for purists, history buffs, musty old fogies, moss-grown fuddy-duddies, unapologetic curmudgeons and anyone who has spent the last six decades in a Cryogenic tube.

    Score One for the Ghosts of History

  • Environmentalists, opposition politicians and other curmudgeons say it's not.

    Runway Inflation in Hong Kong

  • With the exception of curmudgeons RIP Andy Rooney such as Oscar, Statler, and Waldorf, the Muppets are brimming with optimism from their pieholes to their puppetholes.

    Fake Squid, Psychiatric Patients, And Other Muppet Meanings

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