One too many trips to the thesaurus

May 18, 2004
By tom

David Brooks in today’s Times:

The emerging responsible faction has no time now for the witless applause lines the jeering jackdaws on left and right repeat to themselves to their own perpetual self-admiration and delight.

I’m too lazy to look this up, but what the hell is a jackdaw? A great blog name, in any case: jeeringjackdaw.org.

3 Responses to One too many trips to the thesaurus

  1. tom on May 18, 2004 at 11:22 am

    I looked it up. Dictionary.com says:
    A Eurasian bird (Corvus monedula) related to and resembling the crows, having black plumage with a gray nape and underparts.

  2. Luke on May 18, 2004 at 2:33 pm

    Sounds like a fair description of Krugman.

  3. mythago on May 24, 2004 at 10:11 am

    Well, corvids *are* known for being bright.
    Sounds like Brooks spent a little too much time with George Will.