Listen to Lexicon Valley Episode No. 69:
Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the word boondoggle with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer. For more on the word, visit Zimmer’s Word Routes column on Vocabulary.com.
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