[Air-l] when more is too much

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Mon Apr 4 17:14:01 PDT 2005

As usual, Yiddish has a word for it:

ONGEPOTCHKET: Messed up, slapped together without form, excessively and
unesthetically decorated. OY-YOY-YOY: An exclamation of sorrow and
lamentation. ...

If you don't like that, what about hyper-baroque


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