from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who yanks, or gives a sudden hard pull
- n. A brazen lie
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A smart blow.
- n. A great falsehood; a plumper.
- n. Same as yankie, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who gives a strong sudden pull
Who, I take it, is channeled in the final scenes of I Am Sam, as Sean Penn revives a speech from my very favorite 1970s DH tear-yanker, Kramer vs. Kramer.
While Rove and Limbaugh, the diaxis of evil, have their old crank-yanker with the dicey health records hooked up to adrenalized life-support, they have their v-p candidate hooked up to the info-injection machine.
Extraordinarily interesting thread--Thanks to integrity for disclosing he is simply a bomb thrower, chain yanker and disrupter of the peace.
Last night some yanker used my name on a thread, so I had to file a complaint with Judd about it.
A male friend cut his hair & shaved off his beard for the first time in a decade when it became too much trouble with the little yanker.
Steve Sailer's iSteve Blog: Charles Krauthammer, chain-yanker skip to main
Charles Krauthammer, chain-yanker: Most of our pundits enjoy the moral advantage of not being smart enough to realize when they are misleading the public.
And again, all this time -- a very short time, considering the changes it made in everybody concerned -- Ferriday was Kedzie's alternate hope and despair, good angel and bad, uplifter and down-yanker.
I'm sure he gets this a lot, and I know I'm not the only person who thought this, but I just imagined the grown-up Cameron from 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' wielding that tooth yanker as his angst-ridden Excalibur, extracting (no pun intended) his revenge on the evils of the world.
Without offering Obama a reasonable alternative to sending a wreathe, and by giving him less than a week to ponder an alternative of his own, they essentially were asking him to place himself in the role of scab-yanker on a holiday many Americans across the political spectrum view as a time of healing.