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Somebody please give me a word, and please make it as insulting as possible, for a person always playing safe, or the practice of doing so. "Calculating" and "unhip" is the best I could come up with by mice elf, but it obviously only covers a very small part of what I feel for the said individual/practice. "A (cowardly) maneuvering pig," would be the general sentiment.
I need it to describe an author and his (or his publisher's, whatever) probably practical, out of doubt pathetic custom of deleting the paragraphs his American public might perceive "controversial."

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Yo! Somebody please give me a word, and please make it as insulting as possible, for a person always playing ... his publisher's, whatever) probably practical, out of doubt pathetic custom of deleting the paragraphs his American public might perceive "controversial."

How about "quisling"?

Cheers, Harvey
Yo! Somebody please give me a word, and please make it as insulting as possible, for a person always playing ... his publisher's, whatever) probably practical, out of doubt pathetic custom of deleting the paragraphs his American public might perceive "controversial."

You don't need the word, if all you want to do is be insulting.

I was going to suggest "chicken", but you can make do with a choice of "cautious" or "circumspect".
PB
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Somebody please give me a word, and please make it as insulting as possible, for a person always playing safe, ... his publisher's, whatever) probably practical, out of doubt pathetic custom of deleting the paragraphs his American public might perceive "controversial."

'Pusillanimous'. A very woody word.
But frankly I can't see too much wrong with always playing safe. 'Always Play Safe' is the closest thing I have to a motto.

Risk is a young man's game, young man.

Mickwick
Yo! Somebody please give me a word, and please make it as insulting as possible, for a person always playing ... whatever) probably practical, out of doubt pathetic custom of deleting the paragraphs his American public might perceive "controversial." N. http://www.bigfoot.com/~n63

Clever? Skillful? Billionaire?
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Saludos cordiales
Javi
Conjunction of an irregular verb:
I am firm.
You are obstinate.
He is a pig-headed fool.
Fancy enough, I like it, but I was looking for something more on the line of the German word "sicher-something" I vaguely remember.
But frankly I can't see too much wrong with always playing safe. 'Always Play Safe' is the closest thing I have to a motto.

Good for you but sometimes it's just repugnant. For my context, if you care, GoTo http://free-st.hinet.hr/na/5-2/5-2.html, then go down to "Notes From a Big Country."
Risk is a young man's game, young man.

I wish I was. To be a quadragenarian is not what I call young.
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Yo! Somebody please give me a word, and please make ... of deleting the paragraphs his American public might perceive "controversial."

How about "quisling"?

Too Nordic.
Risk is a young man's game, young man.

I wish I was. To be a quadragenarian is not what I call young.

Hmph!
PB
... "A (cowardly) maneuvering pig," would be the general sentiment.

Invertebrate (spineless)
Anorchic (lacking testicles - I made that up)
Whatever the Latin is for gutless
Jitze
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