In a previous A to Z I talked about “bullshit”, and today I have decided to talk about something in a similar vein which may not be in common usage abroad and is not heard much these days in the UK either.
Now “balderdash” ”is not, as you might expect, a word to describe a bald-headed marathon runner.
(Although the idea has interesting possibilities for one of my future stories.)
It is a word to describe incontinence.
Oh wait a minute, that's “bladderdash”.
Blast. I should have started writing about “bladderdash” as that is something I know a lot about. In fact, invariably, most woman over fifty who have had a baby know about "bladderdash."
As it happens, I know more about "bladderdash" than most as I've had three children. My bladder now has more holes in it than my kitchen sieve. If I cough, alarms sound on the Thames floodgates. I’ve also invested in shares in Tena Ladies as I am fairly confident by the time I’ve hit sixty I will be bulk ordering incontinence pads from Amazon on a monthly basis. At the moment, I can manage bi-monthly orders which is not so bad. However, the downside is it's rather depressing to keep receiving
marketing emails from Amazon suggesting I purchase portaloos and or buy a subscription to Incontinence Weekly.
What is it with Amazon? They know my every move. They are like Orwell’s Big Brother. I swear they have a little man inside my PC who is just constantly monitoring my every click. I think they are working in partnership with the CIA and MI5. In fact, I’m going to test this theory by putting AK47 in the Amazon search bar and seeing how long it takes until a SWAT team turns up on my doorstep.
Okay, let’s test my theory.
A K 4....7
Okay, what was I meant to talking about? Oh yes “balderdash”... well “balderdash” is an unusual world which means......
Oh fuck...... no....... oh Jesus ....no....please...get your hands off me! I swear to God I am not a member of ISIS.......
And I haven’t got any firearms...or Semtex... you can check my bedside table! I just have a copy of Incontinence Weekly.
Yeah. Okay, I promise I’ll never put AK47 in the Amazon toolbar again. I promise.
Thank you, thank you, thank you... say hello to Mr Trump for me. I love him.
No, seriously I do! I love him and the wig. It's awesome. Okay... thank you. Thank you. Bye.
Sorry about that interruption, folks. I had an unexpected visit from some
very nice men.
So "balderdash" it means "Nonsense" which is pretty much what I write on this blog. Except when I'm fed up in which case I can write anything from a political diatribe to a haiku.
Stay tuned if you want to expect the unexpected on the A to Z.