From a reader:
Jonah, as a journalist, I am very disappointed in you. I ran a Google search for “abject piffle” and came up with 27 prior hits, mostly related to a review of The Cure’s Greatest Hits.
Please take greater care to craft unique combinations of words in all of your writings and speaking in the future. Now, more than ever, we must fight the good fight. To the bitter end. To the gates of hell. Come hell or high water. We must never surrender. Yada yada yada.