Even More Parts by Tedd ArnoldChip Block, the hero of Parts, is back, and still worried about falling apart based on the things he hears. This time he’s made a list of all the strange, crazy things he’s heard people say: “I lost my head.” “My nose is running.” “I sang my heart out. . . .” It’s scary stuff, but he has a plan for making sure he doesn’t accidentally leave any of his parts behind. A hilarious sequel to the wildly popular Parts and More Parts.
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These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'malarkey. Send us feedback. See more words from the same year. More Definitions for malarkey. See the full definition for malarkey in the English Language Learners Dictionary. Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with malarkey. Spanish Central: Translation of malarkey.
But as ridiculous-sounding as some of these words are, they all still have their own histories and etymologies behind them. Balderdash is thought to have once been a mixture of frothy liquors, or the foamy water used by a barber to shave a customer. Codswallop was probably originally a nickname for poor-quality beer , perhaps named after bottle manufacturer Hiram Codd. Bunkum comes from a pointless speech given by the Congressman for Buncombe County, North Carolina, in All my eye! From there, it went on to be used in a variety of increasingly strange extended expressions, such as "All my eye and my grandmother! Collyweston is the name of a rural village in Northamptonshire, England, that made a name for itself in the early 19th century for the production of local high-quality slate.
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Grammar, etymology, usage, and more, brought to you by Patricia T. How about yours? Nor is it in the Oxford English Dictionary , an etymological dictionary based on historical evidence. Also, myjobsearch. The earliest OED example is from the Dec. The first Oxford citation is from the Sept.