Phrase of the Day (from the debate)

Ann Burlingham ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM
Fri Oct 12 02:55:56 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at> wrote:
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> The VP debate is barely going and Biden has already offered a potential
> Phrase of the Day. While commenting on Ryan's talking points, Biden
> opined, emphatically, "This is a bunch of stuff!" This got Raddatz
> puzzled, so Ryan jumped in with something like, "This is an Irish
> thing." But Biden pushed it further, making the obvious euphemism even
> more obvious, "The Irish call it 'malarkey'."

stuff and nonsense!

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