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  • v. Alternative spelling of poormouth.


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  • Now, aside from the extreme, poor-mouth exaggeration and favor-currying spin of her “People have been trying to push me out of this since Iowa” schtick, there is the truly disturbing self-aggrandizement that's got tongues a 'wagging — namely her invocation of the tragic and abrupt ending of Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 primary run late in the campaign season as a reasoning for the dogged continuance of her own campaign here some forty years later.

    Palpitations...And No Pride To Speak Of.

  • Meanwhile both sides are already playing the expectations game -- as two talented debaters poor-mouth their own skills while making the other out to be a latter-day Cicero.


  • Who thought it would be a good idea for the wife of the former chairman of Enron to poor-mouth before a national TV audience that probably included hundreds who had lost their savings in the company's spectacular crash-and-burn bankruptcy?

    A Conspiracy Of Notebooks

  • This is a goldmine is useful information, including a clear indication that those who seek to poor-mouth the provincial government's revenues are dead wrong.

    Equalization options, by the numbers

  • A really prescient commenter to this post yesterday predicted the following; Wanna bet the NY Times and/or our local pro-socialist rag [which that is I'm not sure ...] will poor-mouth [the] good news [about the USA's strong economic numbers]?

    From On High

  • Flaherty knows full-well the fiscal reality of the various provinces as opposed to the poor-mouth they like to put on for the cameras.

    Flaherty coy on federal hand-outs

  • Like why the Premier would poor-mouth Hibernia royalties when he knows the project will move to a high royalty regime within the next five years or so, thereby pouring billions into provincial coffers over a longer period of time than previous expected?

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • In every issue there is an enormous selection of "special new" stamp designs, elaborate cover, some with cut-out art (which isn't cheap to produce) and, now, the Postal Service is crying poor-mouth. Stories

  • Loot our SSI, cry poor-mouth, bury us in a deficit, threaten to CUT SSI for people who paid into it their whole lives, but lend trillions at zero interest to the rich, not to mention foreign markets.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • When we give folks gifts even broke folks, who poor-mouth all day long, the booty is theirs to do with as they wish.

    NYT > Home Page


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