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straddling [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228759
10/19/18 04:03 PM
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MUGWUMP

PRONUNCIATION: (MUG-wump)

MEANING: noun: An independent, especially in politics.

ETYMOLOGY: From Massachusett mugquomp (leader, great man). Massachusett is a language in the Algonquian language family. Earliest documented use: 1828.

NOTES: The word mugwump was used in 1884 to describe a Republican who refused to support their presidential candidate James Blaine due to his reputation for corruption. These Republicans instead supported the Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland ensuring his victory.
The word is sometimes explained as denoting a person who sits on the fence, with his mug (face) on one side and wump (rump) on the other.
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MUGDUMP - I told you, make it a garage, not a chimney!

SMUGWUMP - when you get whopped upside the head for arrogant supercilious condescension

MUGLUMP - a sugar cube

TOOTEM - what you do with horns [Re: wofahulicodoc] #228760
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TOTEM

PRONUNCIATION: (TOH-tuhm)

MEANING: noun: A person, object, group, etc. that serves as an emblem or symbol.

ETYMOLOGY: From Ojibwe/Ojibwa language of the Algonquian language family in North America. Earliest documented use: 1609.
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TO THEM - where you send people's presents

TOTERM - how long a pregnancy should last

TOTLEM - what many drivers do to speeding cars

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