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  • A "facilitator" who actually manipulates the participants in a conversation or meeting towards particular conclusions or outcomes. For example, critics of Gordon Brown's citizen juries suggest that facipulators are employed to ensure that the juries don't come up with suggestions far removed from government policy.

    October 18, 2007

  • Wow. It shouldn't be surprising that such creatures exist, and yet....

    October 18, 2007

  • I'm choosing this word to introduce the tag NFUWE.

    October 19, 2007

  • I did some very cursory research on facipulator, and couldn't establish whether it was originally coined as a pejorative term applied to others or as a descriptive term applied by facipulators to themselves; it's been used in both ways. At any rate it seems to have been in use since at least 1995.

    October 21, 2007

  • @seanahan: an ugly word for an ugly occupation.

    October 22, 2007