FACTOID # 14: North Carolina has a larger Native American population than North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Teflon character

The term "teflon character" is used in reference to persons to whom criticism does not seem to stick. The term comes from Teflon, the well-known "non-stick" chemical used on cookware. A critic (derived from the ancient Greek word krites meaning a judge) is a person who offers a value judgement or an interpretation. ... Teflon is polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a polymer of fluorinated ethylene. ...


The phrase "Teflon president" was coined by Patricia Schroeder, saying of Ronald Reagan, "He's just like a Teflon frying pan: Nothing sticks to him." Her characterization did stick, and the phrase "Teflon President" entered the American political lexicon. Patricia Nell Scott Schroeder, popularly known as Pat Schroeder (born July 30, 1940), American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Colorado, serving from 1973 to 1997. ...


It's also been applied to Bill Clinton and mafia boss John Gotti (nicknamed 'The Teflon Don'). The usage of the "teflon" metaphor seems to be spreading outside the US too. British Prime Minister Tony Blair is often referred to in the press as "Teflon Tony", and Ralph Klein, long-time premier of the Canadian province of Alberta, was often referred to as a "Teflon" Premier. William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... John Joseph Gotti Jr. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament... Ralph Phillip Klein MLA (born November 1, 1942), leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives, is the current premier of the Canadian province of Alberta. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (213 words)
The term "teflon character" is used in reference to persons to whom criticism does not seem to stick.
The phrase "Teflon president" was coined by Patricia Schroeder, saying of Ronald Reagan, "He's just like a Teflon frying pan: Nothing sticks to him." Her characterization did stick, and the phrase "Teflon President" entered the American political lexicon.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is often referred to in the press as "Teflon Tony", and Ralph Klein, long-time premier of the Canadian province of Alberta, was often referred to as a "Teflon" Premier.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m