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Oct 18, 2016
This week’s theme
Words that appear to be coined after someone (but aren’t)

This week’s words
ruminate
bushwa
obambulate
trumpery
hilarity

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with Anu Garg

bushwa or bushwah

PRONUNCIATION:
(BUSH-wa)

MEANING:
noun: Nonsense; bull.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps a mispronunciation of bourgeois. Earliest documented use: 1920.

USAGE:
“There ain’t no Santa Claus ... It’s all bushwa.”
Sam Ross; Melov’s Legacy; Permanent Press; 1984.

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