Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday Word: Boondoggle

boondoggle |ˈboōnˌdägəl; -ˌdôgəl| informalnounwork or activity that is wasteful or pointless but givesthe appearance of having value writing off the cold fusion phenomenon as a boondoggle best buried in literature.• a public project of questionable merit that typicallyinvolves political patronage and graft:they each drew $600,000 in the final months of the greatboondoggle.verb [ intrans. ]waste money or time on such projects.ORIGIN 1930s: of unknown origin.

Sometimes I wonder if most book promos are boondoggles.