Friday, March 15, 2013

Boondoggle (project) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boondoggle (project) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The term arose from a 1935 New York Times report that more than $3 million had been spent on recreational activities for the jobless as part of the New Deal. Among these activities were crafts classes, where the production of "boon doggles," described in the article as various utilitarian "gadgets" made with cloth or leather, were taught.[1] The term's earlier definition is thought to have its origin in scouting, particularly in reference to a woggle.[2]"

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