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Teflon (nickname)


Teflon (nickname)

Teflon is a nickname given to persons, particularly in politics, to whom criticism does not seem to stick. The term comes from Teflon, the brand name by DuPont of a "non-stick" chemical used on cookware.


  • Fernando Alonso, a Spanish driver in Formula One racing and double World Champion, earned the nickname "Teflonso" following his exoneration from involvement in the Renault F1 Crashgate controversy. He was also involved in Spygate in 2007, where emails revealed he discussed McLaren’s use of confidential Ferrari information.


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  2. ^ Thomas, Evan; Christopher Ogden; Sam Allis (June 18, 1984). "Tackling the Teflon President".  
  3. ^ Barbour, Haley (1992-10-03). "Clinton: The Teflon Candidate".  
  4. ^ Dreyfuss, Joel (2010-01-12). "Harry Reid’s in Hot Water. But What About "Teflon Bill" Clinton?".  
  5. ^ Teflon Don' jailed for life."'".  
  6. ^ Riddell, Peter (November 10, 2005). "The collapse of Teflon Tony.". London:  
  7. ^ Derrick, O'Keefe (2007-05-04). "Bush, Kerry (and Ralph Klein) on Latin America: The bi-partisan offensive against Cuba, Venezuela.". Seven Oaks. Retrieved 2007-09-25. The plagiarism may or may not hurt Klein’s popularity, given the Teflon Conservative’s long record of debauchery, including a drunken night of poor-bashing at an Edmonton homeless shelter. 
  8. ^ "Canada's prime minister: The Teflon wears off".  
  9. ^ Patterson, Henry (2009-10-01). "Teflon Taoiseach's brilliant career loses its well-polished shine.". London:  
  10. ^ "Putin's Teflon Image Takes Hit".  
  11. ^ Dunn, Gabrielle. Teflon Tim Urban: Most Polarizing 'Idol' Finalist Since Sanjaya?. AOL Television. April 13, 2010.
  12. ^ "US-Depeschen über Deutschland: Im Netz der Denunzianten".  
  13. ^ Lauren Provost (12 April 2012). """FOG vivement critiqué sur Internet après "Des Paroles et Des Actes. Le Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  14. ^ 3 News New Zealand (13 March 2013). "What will stick to 'Teflon John'?". Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  15. ^ """Teflon Sepp Blatter blames "actions of individuals. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
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