Word of the day is 'quockerwodger' (19th century): a puppet-like individual whose strings of action are pulled by someone else.
Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty
Is 'Sockquockerwodger' the equivalent for old word for sock puppets?
Word of the day is 'exsibilate' (17th century): to hiss a poor performer off the stage.
Plenty of that around! I frequently think that it is designed to obfuscate.
'The dog's bollocks' began as typographers' slang for the colon dash because of its appearance :- Its meaning shifted to follow other formulae of excellence, such as 'the cat's whiskers', 'the bee's knees', and the sadly-lost 'kipper's knickers'.
There's a phrase for Derek. "The kipper's knickers".