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Re: Tumbleweeds

Posted by ESC on October 18, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Tumbleweeds posted by Midnight Blue on October 17, 2004

: What is the significance of calling people "Tumbleweeds"?

A tumbleweed is rootless and goes where the wind blows it. Calling a person that could mean he has no firm convictions or maybe no strong family ties.

Merriam-Webster:
tumbleweed -- a plant (as Russian thistle or any of several amaranths) that breaks away from its roots in the autumn and is driven about by the wind as a light rolling mass.

: I think it was meant to be ruder than that!

I think you'll find what you are looking for here:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tumbleweed&r=f