23 June 2014

Uncommon Commentary #409: Is This a Josh, or Is it in Earnest?

Since the synonym section of my dictionary's entry for "serious" reads "earnest suggests sincerity … of purpose", it's hard to think of a less appropriate name for a professional liar (viz., Obama White House Press Secretary) than that of Jay Blarney's replacement, Josh Earnest (or Ernest; I've seen it spelled both ways).