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  •  Ugsome was probably shortened... (1+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa

    ... to Ugh.  Means the same.

    Slubberdegullion I actually knew.  It was used in some long-ago book I read, probably historical non-fiction..., or historical fiction based on actual facts.  I don't know why, only that I knew the word.  [Did Charles Dickens ever use the word?]

    Polyandry sounds rather fun..., until my knee-jerk gamophobia reminds me that I'd run away, screaming hysterically, because of the legal contracts involved.  How about a polyandrous dating relationship with no legal contracts?

    :-)

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 08:47:15 AM PST

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