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  • Check Google Books for the better spelling instigatrix. Marie Antoinette was called in writing an instigatrix at least as early as 1794.

    March 7, 2013

  • Instagatrix, n. A female instigator. Coined snarkily on March 7, 2013 by R. Hagemann.

    R Hagemann: "I really want a pie."

    "I *should* eat a nice bowl of chocolate-cherry cinnamon oatmeal, but steak and potato pie is trying to convince me I don't really NEED to wait until lunch...at which point chicken and mushroom pie will say, "You enjoyed your breakfast pie SO MUCH! Have another!" and then it will cascade into pie frenzy and I'll be out of pies in a day and a half.

    "This is not unlike the hazelnut/pecan cracker dilemma from last year..."

    CL: "Pie for breakfast! Pie for lunch! Delicious pie in your tummy!"

    R Hagemann: "You are Not Helping. Instigatrix."

    CL: "I'm on the side of the pie!"

    March 7, 2013