What do you call someone who is constantly negative, cynical about the world around him and can't help but nitpick and find a way to insult everyone around him?


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Wishing to be light hearted about it and not to give ammunition to those who may wish to insult others, I recommend A.A. Milne's gloomy character "Eeyore". (I have corrected my previous typo in the name)

  • It is speet eeyore, like the sound a donkey makes.
    – Kim Ryan
    Commented Jul 28, 2015 at 23:44
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    In American English, what a donkey says is spelled 'hee haw'. Since AmE pronounces final 'r's, 'eeyore' doesn't sound like a donkey in the US.
    – Mitch
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 1:09
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    @Mitch, it sounds like you haven't read Winnie the Pooh yet. You're in for a treat. Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 4:49

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