I blame it on the kween!

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  1. midlifebear

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    OK, so I take a short two-ish week, maybe longer trip to Oaxaca, Mexico to check on a mini business loans experiment The Squeeze and I started it more than two years ago (doing well, by the way), and there was the secondary perq that Oxacans don't give a flaming shit about the "Royals" and their every movement -- unlike the Spanish press. On my return to BCN I begin to hear a word on English CNN in the airports that was not used or heard prior to my going to Mexico. And I've heard (or read) this word at least once a day EVERY day in 'Mericuhn news media such as the NYTimes, MSN, CNN, Cluster Faux News, and their mommy corporate news outlets. The word is kerfuffle!

    Kerfuffle has become a viral mot du jour. So, who committed the most recent kerfuffle and how long have they known about it? It's a real word. But it's suddenly "growed like Topsy" -- to excavate a phrase as equally out of date (unless Uncle Tom's Cabin is your favorite book).

    So, what's up with this sudden resurrection of the word kerfuffle? I demand to know! :mad:

    P.S. And while you're at it, get the Hell of my lawn!
     
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    I have a kerfuffle for each one of you.
     
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    i use the word kerfuffle all the time and have for years

    "what's the big kerfuffle all about?"
     
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    Do they involve pure maple syrup?
     
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    I prefer the alternate spelling with two l's, kerfluffle. wiktionary says:

    Early 19th cent.: probably from Scots curfuffle, equivalent to ker- +‎ fuffle, or related to Irish cior thual (confusion, disorder).

    Being early 19th c I picked it up from reading Regency novels. It's fun to say.
     
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    P.S. And while you're at it, get the Hell of my lawn![/QUOTE]



    OKAY!:biggrin1:
     
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    What's next: falderal?
     
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    I learned brouhaha from Firesign Theater: Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye-- what's all this brouhahaha? ha? ha! ha!
     
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    Ted Heath, 70s Prime Minister, used brouhaha and it was such an unusual word it created quite a kerfuffle in press! He was also associated with argy-bargy.
     
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