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Namby-pamby: (adj) sentimental in a weak, insipid way; clinging, feeble, lacking vigour or decisiveness, spineless

So, @TheSupercargo’s namby-pamby alter ego creeps back (snivelling) to carry out an RT round-up for the current @artwiculate WOTD.

RT @smeedha The namby-pamby greeting- Wuss up!

I just HAD to start with that one! And follow with this …

RT @SJHatzi Namby-pamby… I feel a chick tweet coming on.

I dunno. Not the most inspiring of words, not for many of the artwiculati either – only 13 pages with 3 hours left to tweet.

However, there were, as ever, some real gems among the chaff. (And @TiddK gave us a story involving our bear Wanda!)

I voted for all 15, Tidd, but I’m only going to RT the first one – you know my rules 🙂

RT @TiddK 1. Namby-Pamby and his bestest friend Wishy-Washy lived at home with their mummies, even though both men were in their 40s.

The volume of Teddy-related tweets attracted notice:

RT @TeddyKew What is all this spam ~ namby-pamby teddy spam ~ call the troll patrol #haiku #teddyku

It wasn’t just teddy bears either, a whole nursery seemed to get loose too, but I only want to share a couple.

RT @greenandorganic Namby-Pamby, Teddy and Looby Loo were going on a picnic. They had packed plenty of fresh, organic lollygag into an inauspicious basket

RT @ariandalen Namby-pamby pudding and pie…pudding _and_ pie? That’s an awful lot of calories! Gee…I just can’t decide… #artwiculate

Andy-Pandy (I wonder how widespread that BBC children’s show was), and Georgie Porgie, Pudding and Pie – remember?

It’s just my fancy, I suppose, but I want to pair @greenandorganic’s tweet with this

RT @lagadu123 Die-hard vegans despise no-one (not even committed carnivores) more than they do the namby-pamby ‘vegetarian who eats fish’.

(I strongly suspect @lagadu123 may have a vegan or two in the house. [She says not!])

And another pairing (still in the culinary field – kind of) is @ariandalen’s tweet with this.

RT @profitsee Namby-pamby people-pork / fat and fluid with pudding talk / spilling out fancy words in verse / gum-popping universe #artwiculate

Despite the really not very inspiring WOTD, I thought there were some really clever poems. Like the last, and the next.

RT @I2Haiku When I see you / I go weak / in the knees / but don’t mistake me / for one who is namby-pamby #artwiculate #gogyohka

RT @beezknez I am the Namby-pamby of the spineless ~ legless I walk ~ feeding your earth ~ names fear me not ~ I am worm #artwiculate

And to move from sublime to the ridiculous (as we often do in these round-ups) …

RT @pietroartw All ye poets of our time: /Sing of lovers, sing of Bambi! /Come adopt this quite sublime /Verse we call the namby-pamby.

RT @JonPowles There was a horny Frenchman ~ no namby-pamby he ~ he showed a rather stiff resolve ~ to get the girls to “Oui”

RT @InVinceWil There once was a lad from Miami / whose hands were shaky and clammy / he whined, lied / then he died / His headstone read Namby-Pamby

A couple of … well my database says “literary references” for want of anything better 🙂

RT @radiocurly Well, you put your left leg in, you put your right leg out, you do the namby-pamby, and you shake it all about

RT @FrankSiddarta Don’cha wish your boyfriend was namby-pamby like me? Don’cha?

Music, right? So watch this segue …

RT @harrarp I had a definite namby-pamby period between the Dharma Bums and the Pumphouse Gang.

Though – wait a moment – perhaps @harrarp was referring to American literature? Jack Kerouac and Tom Wolfe? Doesn’t matter …

RT @mazpowles Mahler, Picasso, Chekhov…so bloody namby-pamby! If only they’d played more sport…

(And Kerouac and Wolfe too!)

Let’s finish off with a few self referential tweets … I mean meta-Artwicutweets. Ah, I’m just too much of a namby-pamby intellectual …

RT @BurningHawk1969 The namby-pamby ambidextrious cunning linguist never knew whether to stop, or on the other hand, go on. #artwiculate

RT @ecoflic (To counteract my inauspicious lack of WOTD tweets due to namby-pamby lollygagging, here’s one I hope won’t need a coadjuvant to decipher.)

RT @Squawkingalah “Don’t be so namby-pamby,” scolded the troglodyte when her son baulked at biting the head off a live chicken.

I mean tweets that play with Artwiculate themes or previous WOTDs is what I mean.

And to close, an offering from my favourite Pun-King. (Punking? Oh let’s not go there.)

RT @navinsasikumar RIP: My Lord Namby-Pamby – His possessions will be given to charity. He had no will.
[Yay! Well done, Navin.]

Greetings to new Ted on the Block @TeddyKew, to @profitsee who hasn’t yet got an Artwiculate profile page and to @pietroartw who started playing last month. Hope I’ve not missed anyone who’s new here. @FrankSiddarta? *waves in a namby-pamby fashion*

That’s it folks! Handing back to @TheSupercargo.

Artwiculate is a game played on Twitter. Visit for more information. The winning tweet and the most popular runners up for today’s word are listed at (And, for addicts, don’t forget Salon ArtWois at )

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