My new favorite word(s). I leave the pronunciation up to the reader, but roughly translated, it is a German compound word meaning “a face badly in need of a slap.” In common usage, it is reserved for a certain kind of smirk.
Thusly and anon, I hereby designate the following my top three Backpfeifengesichts (in no particular order):
1. William Kristol
2. Glenn Beck
3. George W. Bush
Feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments.
*From the comments to a guest post at Proféssor Bérúbé’s