An Ontario musician who was kidnapped was found alive in Mexico. He was reunited with his family Monday.
Rachel: I'm pretty young (22), but my parents are old (55 & 58) and so are my grandparents (mid 80s). I've heard malarkey more times than I can count, and yes there is strong Irish heritage on both sides. However, I also live in a conservative area where a favorite pastime is to come up with funny curses, as foul language is not allowed in most company (not just polite). Malarkey is the nice or "fancy" name for BS, but it's generally a rebuttal to someone's pompous, arrogant, or incorrect statement. Another similar word: "What a bunch of hooey!" I'll give the example of when I last heard that word. Grandpa was making pound cake and asks if I want to lick the spoon. I ask if it's safe because of the raw eggs and salmonella. He responds "what a bunch of malarkey! I've been doing this my whole life and never got sick!".