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Monday, March 25, 2002

Definitions for farrago

  1. A confused mixture; an assortment; a medley.

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Citations for farrago
Ivan Illich writes "a farrago of sub-Marxist cliches, false analogies, non sequiturs, false or bent facts and weird prophesies." , New York Times
Roy Hattersley will upset much of Scotland by calling Walter Scott's lvanhoe "a farrago of historical nonsense combined with maudlin romance." , Independent
Origin of farrago
1625-1635
Farrago comes from the Latin farrago, "a mixed fodder for cattle," hence "a medley, a hodgepodge," from far, a sort of grain.