John Kass: He’ll Always Be “Jack” To Me

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Taking the President perhaps a bit too literally, Tribune columnist John Kass “owns a lot of corn” too. And he wants to share.

It’s times like this that remind me to appreciate the beauty and economy of the English language. There is a single word which describes this column, by Tribune columnist John Kass, and the episode he describes. And that word is maudlin.

Entry Word: maudlin
Function: adjective
Etymology: alteration of Mary Magdalene; from her depiction as a weeping penitent
Text: appealing to the emotions in an obvious and tiresome way maudlin movie about a lovable tramp> — see CORNY
1: drunk enough to be emotionally silly
2: Effusively or tearfully sentimental

2 Comments so far

  1. bassoholic (unregistered) on January 14th, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    geez..can anyone say Kent Brockman?


  2. khyle (unregistered) on January 14th, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

    Does pandering work too?



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