Friday, April 25, 2014

Weird Word of the Week: Jejune

Madame L enjoyed reading this word in an online article about some immature complaints regarding President Obama's use of the language.

Apparently columnist George Will was offended by President Obama's use of the word "stinkburger":
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had recently released his budget, so Obama expressed his disapproval by calling it, for the benefit of his academic audience, a “meanwich” and a “stinkburger.”
Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Dwight Eisenhower or John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan talking like that. It is unimaginable that those grown-ups would resort to japes that fourth-graders would not consider sufficiently clever for use on a playground.

The writer of this article points out that previous presidents have used even more "jejune" language. Read the whole article, and laugh out loud, as did Madame L unless you'll be offended to hear that any of those aforementioned presidents (Reagan, Bush, Nixon, and JFK) were capable of language offensive to the tender and delicate ears of George Will, one of Washington's longstanding nitwits (in Madame L's not-so-humble opinion).

What does "jejune" mean, you ask? According to, it could mean naive, simplistic, superficial, uninteresting, immature, or childish.

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

Hmmmmm. I think Jejeune might refer to people who watch Hannity more than once.