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The silly season

Posted by ESC on August 05, 2009 at 18:14

I thought this phrase was coined by U.S. talk show host Johnny Carson. The silly season -- in the northern hemisphere, mid to late summer when frivolous news is rampant. (Of course, now that's year-round.) One of my phrase scouts just sent me the link to an article that says "silly season" is older than Mr. Carson's show.