The Naughty Etymologist 11-16-2018

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The rude-sounding word for Friday, November 16th is based on an old English word for "idle talk." Synonyms include rubbish, balderdash and hooey. You might have your own term for silly talk.  If you use it during Thanksgiving gatherings, people may be dazzled by your linguistic prowess. But please use it with respect.

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