Friday, December 05, 2008

Today’s New Word: “Oogedy-Boogedy”

We've been hearing this one more than usual lately, and here at mwbh, we pride ourselves in raising the eloquence of our readers. National Review columnist and alleged conservative-in-name-only (hey, I report, you decide, okay?) Kathleen Parker explains it all for you:

[T]he term may best be illuminated by two connoisseurs of the linguistic arts: Fats Waller and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart.

The latter, unable to define pornography, famously said, “I know it when I see it.” Waller, responding to a request to explain “swing,” said, “If you got to ask, you ain’t got it.”

From there, it only gets better.

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