“The grinch,” as the phrase is also known, is a common catchphrase of the right-wing.
The term comes from a 1980s TV cartoon where a grinch steals socks from a kid.
The grinch has been associated with socks ever since.
A recent study found that the number of socks stolen in the U.S. in 2016 was up 14% over the previous year, while the number was up 4% in England.
“The griffin” is a catchphrase that describes a character from the classic comic strip “The Grinch,” created by Alan Moore and drawn by Bill Finger in 1979.
The story follows a griffin who steals socks to trick children.