Nothing better than hearing a politician go on about a situation being a “morass”. It underlines just how serious the state of affairs is.
“Senator, is the situation as under control as the government make out?”
“Quite the opposite, dear.”
“Don’t call me ‘dear’. I’m a professional broadcaster.”
“Sorry, love. What we have here is a morass, a huge, unwieldy morass of gigantic proportions.”
There are of course some different connotations.
“Hey, you pulled a cracker last night – a nice piece of ass. You staying in tonight?”
“Nah, I think I’ll head for some morass.”