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#5744 - 08/27/00 03:30 PM more about imbroglio Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 315 emanuela
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This is my week!
I cannot help myself : I have to add the more used meaning of "imbroglio" ( last word in AWAD)
Imbroglio means also "fraud", mostly against some simple-minded people.
Do you remember "Paper Moon"? The man there was a perfect example of "imbroglione".
#5745 - 08/27/00 04:51 PM Re: more about imbroglio Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613 Jackie
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We salute you this week even more than usual, Emanuela!
Thank you for that enlightenment. A term here that would fit this description also is "con artist", or just con.
A con artist runs a con game.
But now, a new question occurs! I can't remember what word
con comes from. Folks...?
#5746 - 08/27/00 05:58 PM Re: more about imbroglio Joined: Apr 2000
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this too shall pass
#5747 - 08/30/00 03:09 PM Re: more about imbroglio Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,204 RhubarbCommando
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The full title used to be "confidence trickster"
But "con" is also used, in a slightly different context, as an abbreviation of "convict", especially by the police, prison officers and the convicted persons themselves. When you are "on the out" (i.e., released from prison) you become and "ex-con."
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