by Barbara McNichol
I simply had to share this sign from the Blarney Castle, which I recently visited on my trip to Ireland and the UK. As the creator of Word Trippers, I recognized there’s a world of difference between “Blarney” and “Baloney.”
Here’s what the quotation in the small print says:
Blarney is the varnished truth. Baloney is the unvarnished lie. Blarney is flattery laid on just thin enough to like it. Baloney is flattery so thick we hate it. I firmly believe that if the world had a little more Blarney and a little less baloney, it would not be in the mess it is today. – Monsignor Fulton Sheen
Do you agree with this Irish Word Tripper definition? Do you have a different one? Please share it here–with lots of blarney and no baloney.