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Posted by Bob Haworth on June 3, 2016, 12:30 pm, in reply to "Re: SPAM
"Malarky" is it? Well, as your dear old mother used to say, "That takes the cake." Interesting how words and phrases from the past are no doubt mysteries to kids these days. They would ask us to use the word in a sentence, and as my dear old Grandmother used to say, "That's a lot of malarky." What kid would know what that means? Another one of my Granny's words was "bushwa", which means about the same thing as "malarky" I think. She'd dismiss meaningless stuff as "bushwa." Language changes generationally. President Obama used a modern word yesterday that I hadn't heard in this context before, but he referred to something ludicrous as "a lot of okie-doke." That word to me is a variation of "okay", but I guess if I used it that way it would be misinterpreted now. Malarky, bushwa, okie-doke - it's all B.S. to me!