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Oct 26, 2017
This week’s theme
Coined words

This week’s words
mimsy
scare quote
proxemics
muppet
bafflegab

muppet
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muppet

PRONUNCIATION:
(MUHP-it)

MEANING:
noun: A stupid person; a fool.

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined by Jim Henson (1936-1990) in 1955 to describe puppets he created for children’s television shows.

USAGE:
“Had she made a complete muppet of herself?”
Heidi Rice; The Virgin’s Shock Baby; Harlequin; 2017.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The worst thing that can happen in a democracy -- as well as in an individual's life -- is to become cynical about the future and lose hope: that is the end, and we cannot let that happen. -Hillary Clinton, secretary of state and senator (b. 26 Oct 1947)

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