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This week's theme: miscellaneous words.
kerfuffle (kuhr-FUHF-uhl) noun
[Of uncertain origin, perhaps from Scots curfuffle, from fuffle (to disorder).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"After a kerfuffle over the arrest of an 87-year-old man in Oak Bay, Victoria police devised a cloth handcuff designed to protect the fragile skin of the elderly." Jack Knox; And on the Lighter Side; Times Colonist (Victoria, Canada); Dec 30, 2007.
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human. -Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)