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Today's Word "Blatherskite"

blatherskite \BLATH-uhr-skyt\ (noun) - 1 : A person who babbles about inane matters. 2 : Nonsense; foolish talk.

"Chris wished to clarify that he didn't prefer lawmaking by politicians to lawmaking by judges because he had some unhealthy fondness for the blatherskites who every four years knocked on his front door and wanted to put up a sign on the lawn."

From Old Norse blathra (to chatter) + Scots dialect skate (a contemptible person).


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