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Posted by Hart on March 15, 2003

In Reply to: 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!!