Added to Urban Dictionary and accepted -

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=quackophony

What happens when a bunch of quacks call other quacks quacks. The noise that results from a bunch of charlatans, delusionals, new agers or alt.medicine folks labelling others of the same ilk frauds and confidence tricksters, unlike themselves because they are the genuine and guaranteed real thing.

Feel free to vote it up and add derivative words. I think it deserves to become part of the vernacular.

Tags: colloquialism, jargon, quackophany, slang, urban dictionary

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With quacks growing in numbers and especially visibility, I think it deserves to make its way into the OED and Webster.
Indeed
Quackagogue.

One who will preach a Quackology which he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots aka Quacks.

(A paraphrase of the following quote defining Demagogues: "one who will preach doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots." --Joseph Joubert)
Would the "men he knows to be idiots" be more like Quacklings, since it's the quacks (and the quackagogues) who are doing the purveying?
Hmmm. Maybe both?

A Quackagogue would preach to Quacks but I'm assuming that by Quackling you're referring to aspiring Quacks?

If that's the case then we could revise it as follows:

Quackagogue.

One who will preach a Quackology which he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots aka Quacks, Quacklings.

I'm assuming they would both be included in Quackdom?

What do you think?
I think if we continue, we'll both be quacking up!
I'm sooooo disappointed.

I was hoping to discuss the Quacktrine.... ;-)
Could we quantify it with Quackometry?
Sure if you don't mind adding on a little Quackulus...
Quackagogue.

I like this one - if only for the reason that gogue if French slang for shithouse.
LMAO! I had no idea :-)
Ooops. My quote attribution is incorrect. That quote is from H. L. Mencken, not Joseph Joubert.

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