"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart,
Or else my heart concealing it will break." - The Bard....
“An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of a Republic.”
"Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these." Ovid...
...and so we carry on flogging words about. Do leave a comment, join as follower, click on pictures to enlarge. Practice kindness.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Word of the Day: trumpery
with Anu Garg
1. Something showy but worthless.
2. Nonsense or rubbish.
3. Deceit; fraud; trickery.
From French tromper (to deceive). Earliest documented use: 1481.
The recent debate left me thinking about R. Crumb comics, this one of my favorites from the old days.
And here's a commenter on Blow's NY Times article of 10/17 that sums things up nicely.