Trumping 2018 in spite of mad Max

For the uninitiated, some examples of ‘trumping’, culled from the august pages of dictionary.com: 1) Bombast was trumping originality and critics were at the end of their ropes with it. 2) Yes, but it wasn’t just about trumping people’s expectations, wrote Homeland executive producer Alex Gansa in an email. 3) and relative to euchre: Trumping…

Paul Ryan stupefyingly dishonest id

Coming in with a compilation of thoughts and opinions of irate (and definitely-so) ticked off commenters on various threads as to the obsequiousness of the not-departing-soon-enough Paul Ryan. Yes, folks, unless you’ve been snoozing for the past couple of months or so, the elusive and wall-protected former Speaker of the House (O wait, he’s not…

On Intellectual Froglegs Maxine etc

Got a great Intellectual Froglegs (current issue) for you today, but as somewhat of a lead-in, a few comments following my yesterday post on dingbat Waters … From commenter ‘Schmutzli’: “Increasingly senile and demented old ladies are usually a very sad and pathetic sight, evoking great sympathy. Unfortunately, in some cases they can also be…

Dingbat Waters trending to senility

The Oxford Dictionary definition (and others) of ‘dingbat’ is varied and exemplary, but for my current purpose the following fits perfectly: NOUN; informal; NZ / North American / Australian – ‘A silly stupid eccentric empty-headed person’; and – ‘Having delusions or feelings of unease, particularly those induced by delirium tremens’ (a definition worth looking up…