Tar-ar-ah-Boom-Der-Ay 11 Wednesday Dec 2013 Posted by J. D. Crutchfield in Diction, Newsflashes, Usage & Style ≈ Leave a comment TagsBBC, idioms, paid praters, tarred with the same brush You say Bulgaria and Romania are being tarnished with a brush that doesn’t even apply to them. Razia Iqbal, Interview, BBC Newshour, 27 Nov. 2013. Doesn’t even apply what to them? Tar? Tarnish? Tartar sauce?