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This week's theme: Toponyms
adjective: Cheap and showy.
[After Brummagem, a dialectal form of Birmingham, UK, where counterfeit coins were produced in the 17th century. Brummie is a nickname for someone from Birmingham.]
"[My parents were] obsessed with their material possessions, investing
them with moral righteousness: no synthetics, no veneer, no brummagem,
nothing mass-produced or as seen on TV."
Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going. -Christopher Morley, writer (1890-1957)