Home » Dictionary » pipe

pipe

pipe
 v.— «He writes in the style of the metro column, a genre that has included some of the best newspaper writing ever, but also its share of “piping,” making stuff up in the tradition of Damon Runyon, who wrote fiction. (One columnist calls such fabrications “Danny Boys,” as in “Danny Boy, the pipes are calling.”)» —“What Was He Thinking? Another Boston columnist runs into trouble” by Claudia Kalb, Richard Turner Newsweek Aug. 17, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

At First Blush (episode #1529)

Book recommendations and the art of apology. Martha and Grant share some good reads, including an opinionated romp through English grammar, a Spanish-language adventure novel, an account of 19th-century dictionary wars, and a gorgeously illustrated...

Had the Radish (episode #1527)

Your first name is very personal, but what if you don’t like it? For some people, changing their name works out great but for others it may create more problems than it solves. And: at least three towns in the U.S. were christened with names...