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Posted by Midnight Blue on October 18, 2004

In Reply to: Tumbleweeds posted by ESC on October 18, 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:

Thanks for the replies - now I know! LOL