Monday, February 4, 2019

Quote for the Day

“The American people must be totally bumfuzzled; [we] keep announcing surpluses and we keep having budget fights.” 

- President Bill Clinton 


Is bumfuzzled obscene? Authoritative sources suggest it isn’t. The American Heritage dictionary says that bumfuzzle, apparently used chiefly in the southern United States, means “to confuse,” and probably derives from some combination of “bamboozle,” “fuddle,” and “fuzzy.” The Random House Unabridged dictionary says the term first came into use around 1900 and agrees with the American Heritage hypothesis about its derivation. The Merriam-Webster Unabridged says bumfuzzle is an “alteration of English dialect, ‘dumfoozle’ and ‘dumfound.’ “ 

. . . and. of course, it is the name of the trvia team of which I am a member . . .

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