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  • n. Plural form of thumbsucker.


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  • It may be wishful thinking from an old magazine hand who has typed his share of multi-thousand-word thumbsuckers and I say that as an admirer of both Clive Thompson and lengthy thumbsuckers, but he sees signs of an appetite for long pieces within the very maelstrom of bits and twits that would seem to be killing it.

    Story pick: A growing taste for long form?

  • I prefer to read your thumbsuckers in google reader ...

    Just When I’d Unlearned the Superfluous “U”s…

  • There's plenty to be said on behalf of history's long view, recollection in tranquility, experts, gatekeepers, chinstrokers, thumbsuckers and all the other paraphernalia of old media.

    Marty Kaplan: Sonia's Wiki Wonder

  • Big questions-and big questions inspire thumbsuckers.

    The Art Of Thumbsucking

  • Welcome to the post cold war sweepstakes to find the best catchy phrase for a new era We are now experiencing an epidemic of what in my trade are called "thumbsuckers."

    The Art Of Thumbsucking

  • I've written my fair share of thumbsuckers and, with luck, will write many more.

    The Art Of Thumbsucking

  • I can't really imagine what a good essay in this subgenre would look like subgenre defined, I think, as thumbsuckers about How Literary Academia Is These Days.

    How to Write a CoHE "First Person" Essay: A Handy Multiple-Choice Guide

  • A trivial swing of a hundred thousand votes in half a dozen states and you'd be writing pretentious thumbsuckers about how cultural issues were losing their ability to attract votes for Republicans.

    A heads up...

  • I'm sick of these m'f'in' thumbsuckers about those m'f'in' snakes on that m'f'in' plane!

    It's time for calm reflection about... "Snakes on a Plane."

  • They continue to write their reasonable and open-minded thumbsuckers as if the base of the Republican Party was still composed of small government, fiscally conservative libertarains instead of the Radical Reactionary Christianists, unreconstructed Southerners, white supremicists, and greedy plutocrats.

    Lance Mannion:


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