04 May 2007


I've already written about how much I like language so it should come as no surprise that I like a new word coined by the New York Times:

Nobody really managed to steal the show and display graveltas, the ability to steal a debate with outrageous, curmudgeonly statements the way former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska did in the recent Democratic debate in South Carolina.
Of course, all the graveltas in the world won't make a candidate viable. All it did for Gravel was to bring his polling numbers up to Kucinich land, which is to say, an asterisk, but a slightly larger one than before.

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