Thursday, September 16, 2004

Flummery Digest dead, not resting

Well that's a shame. I really enjoyed the Flummery Digest last year and assumed it would continue. Alas it did not, although it would take quite a while to read through all the flummery that they've gathered. Check it out.

\Flum"mer*y\, n. [W. llumru, or llumruwd, a kind of food made of oatmeal steeped in water until it has turned sour, fr. llumrig harsh, raw, crude, fr. llum sharp, severe.] 1. A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap.

Milk and flummery are very fit for children. --Locke.

2. Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.

The flummery of modern criticism. --J. Morley.
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n 1: a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal 2: meaningless ceremonies and flattery [syn: mummery]

1 comment:

sierra said...

FYI: I'm making the Flummery Digest available once again in blog form at flum.blogspot,com.