looking for a new word to go with the story

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 12 09:10:28 UTC 2010

  NYPost has been leading the way in looking for a coinage to describe
the 38 year old flamboyant flight attendant who had gone berserk on the
tarmac. Yesterday, they referred to him as a "wing nut"
(http://bit.ly/c4sHHN). Now it's a "plane-iac" (http://bit.ly/dgI8pd).
And, of course, he's also a "bag Nazi", having "ranted" in the past
about passengers with oversize carry-ons (just like the one that sparked
the incident).

None of these are likely to stick or to spread to other publications.
So, I am wondering where this verbal meandering will eventually lead.


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