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prattle

pra‚ÄČtuhl

  • n  idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
  • v  speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

  • This eccentric mix of humor and horror, of prattle and inarticulate profundity, influenced writers from Tom Stoppard to Edward Albee.
  • But for all the menace of its techno-prattle, its implicit boosts for humanism and its swell production design, the picture is finally a bore.
  • You don't prattle on and on and on.
News & Articles

  • 5 Apps I Want for Google Glasses
    This entrepreneur knows exactly what kinds of apps he'd want for Google's latest technology. Would you like the same? I bow to no-one in my embrace of new technology, and my first thought when I read about Google Glasses was, How have I been seeing things all these years without them? Not only do I want my pair now, unlike many of the boring critics with their endless prattle about lost privacy ...
    June 11, 2013 - Inc Magazine
Quotes

  • Michael Gawenda in Sydney Morning Herald
    He lashed out at his critics, which have included the former Herald editor Eric Beecher and the former Age editor Michael Gawenda, saying it was "galling to have to listen to the self-appointed experts prattle from the sidelines".
  • Horace Engdahl in European Jewish Press
    Announcing the decision, Academy Permanent Secretary, Horace Engdahl said Pinter is a writer "who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms".
  • Dick Armey in Los Angeles Times
    When I told that woman I didn't want to listen to her prattle, that was way out of line,Armey said of a January TV appearance in which he lashed out at Joan Walsh, editor in chief of Salon.com. "I understand why I was frustrated. But that...

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