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)

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