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#217082 - 06/14/14 04:36 AM Pumble
Bazr Offline
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pum·mel [puhm-uhl]
verb (used with object), pum·meled, pum·mel·ing or ( especially British ) pum·melled, pum·mel·ling.
to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists.

I always thought that there was also a word PUMBLE that meant the same thing as PUMMEL.

Obviously I was wrong.

It was always used when we were playing sport and we would say that, "we pumbled the opposition."

Urban Dictionary has not let me down, it does exist.
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#217084 - 06/14/14 07:15 AM Re: Pumble [Re: Bazr]
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They have chimbley, too.

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#217093 - 06/15/14 05:48 AM Re: Pumble [Re: Bazr]
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Urban Dictionary may not always be a reliable source.
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#217099 - 06/15/14 06:55 AM Re: Pumble [Re: Bazr]
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But if you read the UD entry, you might note that it does imply that pumble is a corruption of pummel.

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#217101 - 06/15/14 07:08 AM Re: Pumble [Re: Bazr]
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You can only take each entry on it's own merits.
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