Wednesday, September 17, 2008
From tonight's "exclusive" Fox News one-on-one between Sean "I can put you into a car regardless of your credit history" Hannity and Sarah Palin:
HANNITY: Senator Barack Obama yesterday was attacking Senator McCain for saying that the fundamentals of the economy are strong. Do you believe that the fundamentals of our economy are strong?
PALIN: Well, it was an unfair attack on the verbage that Senator McCain chose to use. The fundamentals that he was having to explain afterwards, he means the work force, he means ingenuity of the American people. And of course, that is strong, that is the foundation of our economy. So that was an unfair attack based on verbage that John McCain used.
In case you're wondering, "verbage" isn't a real word so much as it's a slang term. According to Dictionary.Reference.com, it's defined as:
"A deliberate misspelling and mispronunciation of 'verbiage' that assimilates it to the word 'garbage.' More pejorative than 'verbiage.'"
In other words, McCain was spouting garbage.