February 26, 2004


marr (mär) v. marred, mar•ring. 1. To deface or damage. 2. To invent crap new verbs that never catch on because better ones already exist. (See also mcevoid, the act of dodging criticism of the left.)

Posted by Tim Blair at February 26, 2004 11:00 PM

Tim, the time has come to set up the "Mar Fuckwit of the Year" award. This would be a tough call - make it the "Mar Fuckwit of the Month" award.

Posted by: Observer at February 27, 2004 at 12:02 AM

I was extremely embarrassed when Mr Marr said that the verb to "albrecht" had entered the vocabulary a "couple of years ago."

To my eternal shame I had never heard of the word used as a verb, but then again I don't hang around the more limp wristed of the Sydney wine bars, so my ascent from everlasting ignorance is sorely impeded.

Thank you for the illumination, Mr Marr.

Posted by: Pedro the Ignorant at February 27, 2004 at 12:45 AM

Considering the smug amusement in using the expression "to albrecht" do you think Marr came up with it all by himself?

Or considering his association with the Phat Philcher do you think he's just using it without attribution?


Posted by: PeterB at February 27, 2004 at 07:23 AM

Sounds like a schoolie trying to be clever and original Marr's linguistic pyro-technics are non-existent: his M.W. reflects it,un-mellifulous , circuitous, long-winded waffling bombast about nothing. So too, Fatty Admas, Ross Gittins and etc etc.

Posted by: d at February 27, 2004 at 08:33 AM

Marr, Manne, Moore, Kingston, Carlton, Adams... Akerman, Bolt, McGuinness, Albrechtson, Devine, Sheehan, Hendersen... round and round it goes where it stops - who gives a toss?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at February 27, 2004 at 11:42 AM

My thoughts (of it being a bad word) precisely. You'd have a better chance with Schwarzengeggernomics.

Posted by: Andjam at February 27, 2004 at 02:17 PM