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    How to call this...

    Hi,

    I'm wondering if there is any terms (or maybe verb) to call a kind of person that keep holding onto grudges and never easily let them go. They are ready to recall their grudges anytime someone touches a hot button. For example;

    A : Ooops, sorry that I stepped on your toe again.
    B : Sure you do because two months ago, you stepped on it twice!

    Not sure if my example depicts good enough.

    Please help.

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    Re: How to call this...

    I think there might be a fictional character who such a person might be named after, but I can't place him. There are several other cases where a character-type is named after a stereotypical fictional character:
    • He's a bit of a Walter Mitty, always living in a dream-world.
    • He was a real Mr McGoo, if ever there was an accident to cause, he'd cause it and not notice a thing.
    • He was something of an Elmer Fudd, always hunting something.
    • ... etc.


    Wikipedia will tell you about these characters. I'll try to remember the appropriate one.

    b

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    Re: How to call this...

    Quote Originally Posted by supada View Post
    Hi,

    I'm wondering if there is any terms (or maybe verb) to call a kind of person that keep holding onto grudges and never easily let them go. They are ready to recall their grudges anytime someone touches a hot button. For example;

    A : Ooops, sorry that I stepped on your toe again.
    B : Sure you do because two months ago, you stepped on it twice!

    Not sure if my example depicts good enough.

    Please help.
    This describes a person with a "chip on their shoulder", usually from adolescence, over some perceived mistreatment during their childhood. The person carries the resentment around inside, and if something similar to the original insult happens, they react out of all proportion to the new offense.

    Also, just "He's a person who holds a grudge" or "can't let go of a grudge" is commonly used.
    Someone with a "short fuse" gets angry easily.
    Someone "full of resentment".

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    Re: How to call this...

    Thanks a lot, BobK and Raymott.

    I get it. : )

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