Their semantic development from 'slaver' to 'idle talk' can be shown as paralleled in English drivel
(already with the sense 'to talk nonsense' in Langland) and drool; while a basic meaning in Celtic words for 'slaver' explains the consistent use of claver/glaver for spoken varieties of nonsense (not thought or written kinds).
Steve Harris It will probably be headlined by X Factor contestants & the usually drivel
from the Z-list.
WILL the controllers of all we watch on TV please bring back their usual diet of drivel
to replace the endless 'Oh gosh what terrible weather we're having, look at all this snow' nonsense?
Gasps all round at that fact - especially since so much drivel
is churned out at a cost of millions of dollars.
It is time do-gooders stopped pedalling pointless drivel
and accepted that as long as there are terrorists and aggressors, then war will be necessary.
He said: "Seeing these comments from AC, if I were him I'd drop this drivel
and start thanking his team.
His constant drivel
, then a few big words that make some people including myself reach for the dictionary, accompanied by a lot of hot air, then a final attempt at being a comedian is just about played out.
There is none of the self-opinionated drivel
that characterises some of the more "famous" wine-writers.
Instead we had to sit through hours of dross, drivel
and nonsense before Brian, Britain's dullest man, was crowned winner.
Livingstone, who might hate cars but doesn't mind chalking up thousands of pounds in taxi bills on his expenses, claims he's doing it to protect the environment from these gas guzzlers which, of course, is drivel
Last year, ``Ray'' won its star, Jamie Foxx, an Oscar that was as deserved as the rest of the film was predigested drivel
They will also be here when all this chatterbox drivel
is well forgotten.
Certainly voters are not well informed by the poll-tested drivel
that typically emerges from incumbent advertising campaigns.
You'll hot receive one thin dime for your efforts but you'll help stop the onslaught of drivel
we face daily.
Childhood has already been tragically shortened by media that bombard our kids with prurient drivel
from the very dawning of their consciousness, imposing a randy itch into their psyches before puberty even equips them to relieve it.