Friday, October 10, 2008

A moving line: about writing

A lot of really great words aren't used much anymore. One of them is malarkey. Malarkey is exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive.

As I grow older, it becomes easier to recognize malarkey and more and more difficult to put up with it. And even though the word isn't used much these days, there certain is a lot of it around; particularly during a presidential campaign.

My grandfather used to say, "What a load of malarkey!", but then he was a gentleman and too polite to call it what it really was.