Wordnik word of the day: sawder

Today’s word of the day is sawder, used especially in the phrase soft sawder to mean “blarney” or “nonsense.” It is a pronunciation-spelling of solder, which is a meltable, malleable metal alloy which is heated used to join metallic parts, such as in electronic gear. If you have a soft solder, then you likely have a badly made circuit or seam. In Willis the Pilot: A Sequel to the Swiss Family Robinson (1858), Paul Adrien uses it this way: “A Frenchman I once met […] firmly believed the Yankees lived on a soup made of bunkum and soft-sawder.” A synonym is soft soap.