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