Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Sep 17 17:50:27 UTC 2008

Barely in OED (as a "rare" syn. for "verbiage"), this now means "words." Gov. Palin (on FNC) has dismissed criticism of Sen. McCain's statement that "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" by saying that it is "an unfair attack on the verbage that John McCain chose to attack based on verbage."
Definitely not "verbiage."

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