Wondrous Words Wednesday:
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-From Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
fol·de·rol (also fal·de·ral) n. trivial or nonsensical fuss: all the folderol of the athletic contests and the cheerleaders. – ARCHAIC used as a meaningless recurring phrase in a song. – DATED a showy but useless item.
“In the five years you’ve been in my service, have you ever known me to pay any heed to the folderol made over Christmas?”
Lane, Allison; Rasley, Alicia; Kerstan, Lynn; Lee, Rebecca Hagan (2011-10-24). A Regency Holiday (Kindle Locations 233-234). BelleBooks, Inc.. Kindle Edition.