Monday, September 29, 2008


English Gets a New Word

funderburk (fun·dur'·burc) v. -burked, -burking, -burks. To endorse insane or wildly dishonest material while holding a position of public trust, particularly political office, and then lying transparently about it.

FORT MILL, S.C. -- Fort Mill Mayor Danny Funderburk says he was "just curious" when he forwarded a chain e-mail suggesting Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is the biblical antichrist. "I was just curious if there was any validity to it," Funderburk said in a telephone interview. "I was trying to get documentation if there was any scripture to back it up."
'Nuff said.

Via Pharyngula

See also:

funderburk (fun·dur'·burc) n. An ignorant and foolish person who endorses strict Biblical literalism.
Etymology: a compound noun probably formed from
1: fun·da·men·tal·ist n. member of a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing the literally interpreted Bible as fundamental to Christian life and teaching
2: berk n. An idiot, objectionable person. Probably derived from the rhyming slang Berkshire Hunt or Berkeley Hunt, meaning cunt. Also burk.
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