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  •  I'd like to see ugsome come back. I wonder if (3+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, Aunt Pat, Jommy

    the group of us participating in this diary used it a few times each this week, explaining the meaning to others, how long it would take for us to hear it back from someone we hadn't used it with.

    Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

    by bkamr on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 06:39:01 PM PST

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    •  Of course, we'd have to have some modern (2+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, Ojibwa

      examples:

      "Then, my car got two flat tires, a  bird pooped on my head as I was changing one of them, and my girfriend broke up with me when I arrived late, smelling like bird shit."

      "Man, that's ugsome!"

      OR

      "The Republican Party as it is, now."

      "Man, now, that's really some ugly ugsome!"

      Plutocracy (noun) Greek ploutokratia, from ploutos wealth; 1) government by the wealthy; 2) 21st c. U.S.A.; 3) 22nd c. The World

      by bkamr on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 07:29:29 PM PST

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