Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oh, Baloney!


funny word of the day: baloney

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

1baloney variant of bologna

2ba·lo·ney
Variant(s): also bo·lo·ney \bə-ˈlō-nē\
Function: noun
Etymology: bologna
Date: 1922
: pretentious nonsense : bunkum —often used as a generalized expression of disagreement

As a food, I absolutely hate baloney. It may be because when I was a little girl and had an exceedingly high fever, I hallucinated that there was a piece of green baloney crawling up my wall. That was enough to make it an off-limits deli meat for the rest of my life.

However, I did like the song in the Oscar Meyer commercial that went "My baloney has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R..." If you don't know it, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmPRHJd3uHI

By the way, you can also spell baloney "bologna" but it's funnier the other way.

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