Sunday, March 5, 2017


A friend sent an article: "10 Old English Words You Should Be Using" and I realized that I can use UHTCEARE because it means "lying awake before dawn and worrying". 

I must admit that the only word I knew of the ten words is "MUGWUMP" which I remember from high school American History and the famous cartoon.

The Mugwumps were Republicans who supported Democrat Grover Cleveland rather than Republican James G. Blaine. Charles Dana coined the phrase "Mugwumps" by writing that those turncoats had their "mugs" on one side of the fence and their "wumps" on the other side of the fence! 

I guess I could use the term again today as I see a lot of fence-sitting.

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