Jiminy Cricket, Joe! Biden’s ‘malarkey’ really shows his age

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Jiminy Cricket, Joe! Biden’s ‘malarkey’ really shows his age

His arcane language has some people a little confused, while others fear he’s out of touch with younger voters

David Millward

Joe Biden was mocked this weekend after launching a campaign slogan – “no malarkey” – that did little to dispel fears the front-runner in the race for the Democrat presidential nomination is behind the times.

The phrase, emblazoned on the bus he is using to travel around the key state of Iowa, dates back to the 1920s.

Biden who, at 78, would be the oldest first-term president to be sworn in, said the term was intended to highlight his truthfulness when compared with Donald Trump...

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