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Jan 29, 2014
This week's theme
Americanisms

This week's words
bloviate
skulduggery
honeyfuggle
lallygag
bumfuzzle

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honeyfuggle

PRONUNCIATION:
(HUN-ee-fuh-guhl)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To deceive or swindle, especially by flattery.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps from honey + fugle (to cheat). Earliest documented use: 1829. Also spelled as honeyfugle.

USAGE:
"Don't try to honeyfuggle me, Wolf McCloud. I'm not pretty, and we both know it."
Jane Bonander; Wild Heart; Pocket Books; 1995.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it. -Anton Chekhov, short-story writer and dramatist (1860-1904)

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