Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Superior Person's Tuesday!

Flubdub, n. A glorious nineteenth-century word meaning "bombastic language." Use it together with "flimflam" (humbug, idle talk).

The conversation quickly devolved into flubdub and other pretentious nonsense.

Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Flubdub appears in the Second.

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