Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Maureen Dowd Phrase That Pays

The Maureen Dowd phrase that pays is “Never bolt the door with a boiled carrot.”

Dowd usage: "As he watches the fury of ordinary Americans bubble up at those who continue to plunder our economy, he should keep in mind one of my dad’s favorite Gaelic sayings: 'Never bolt the door with a boiled carrot'.”

Common usage: N/A

Origin: Head reeling after her fifth bong hit, fourteen year old Maureen popped open another of her father's Budweiser tall boys and turned 'Between the Buttons' up full blast, knowing that since it was the old man's bowling night she need take only minimal security precautions to avoid discovery.


  1. I really don't want to imagine what Maureen Dowd does with a boiled carrot.

  2. MoDo, you'd be on that in a NYT minute.