Posted by Hart on March 15, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Mugwhump posted by Hart on March 15, 2003
: : I haven't heard
this phrase in awhile and was
: : curious of it.
: : : "...mug on one side whump on the other."
: : Today I saw the words spoiled mugwhumps in
: : Charlie Daniels'
: : - Open Letter To The Hollywood Bunch,
: : using the word "mugwhumps."
: : What exactly is a mugwhump?
It was a wit's observation during the 1884 campaign that a mugwump was a fence-sitter, with hig mug on one side and his wump (comic mis-pronunciation of rump) on the other
Thank you very
much for this explaination!!