[Ads-l] verbal kudzu

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 14 16:39:18 EDT 2017

In "Why the left is wrong about Alex Jones and Megyn Kelly” (today on CNN, http://cnn.it/2t3cw5K), John McWhorter writes:

Now I do hope Kelly gives the man a hard time and possibly even does a tag after the interview where she hacks away at some of the verbal kudzu Jones will surely upchuck during his allotted time.

There isn’t enough context for a precise meaning, but the metaphor seems clear (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kudzu <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kudzu>, https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/kudzu <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/kudzu>). 

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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