Today's Word "blarney"

Gift of eloquent speech on

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blarney \BLAHR-nee\ (noun) - 1 : The gift of eloquent speech; 2 : empty words, double-talk, fabrication, nonsense.

"Ted's story of how he completed his PhD at Harvard in two years is pure blarney."


Today's word is an eponym from Blarney Village just outside the city of Cork, Ireland. The world famous Blarney Stone is perched high up in the battlements of Blarney Castle there. The stone was given to Cormac McCarthy by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in recognition of his support in the Battle of Bannockburn, depicted at the very end of Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart.' Legend would have it be half the Stone of Scone over which Scottish Kings were crowned.




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