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Monday 30 September 2013

Spot the frippet: high-muck-a-muck.

Words are magical things. Uttering the word high-muck-a-muck will cheer everyone up, even on a Monday morning.

No, it does.

Try it. All together, now:



One of the most wonderful things about this word is that its meaning is quite plain even though it comes from a language spoken chiefly by Native American Indians.

Yes, a high-muck-a-muck is a conceited or a haughty person.

So, an easy spot, this. Just have a look around you. The only difficulty will be remembering that it's rude to point. 

Oh yes, high-muck-a-muck is a gift for life, because however annoying those stuck-up people are, and however clever they imagine themselves to be, all you have to do is look them in the eye and say high-muck-a-muck to yourself.

All irritation will disappear as the morning mist.

And you never know, it might even do something for your blood pressure, too.

Spot the frippet: high-muck-a-muck. This word comes from the Chinook Jargon hiu muckamuck, which means plenty food.


  1. Lovely! I don't know why I don't visit the Word Den every day. It is just packed with glorious this!

    1. A treasure shared is a treasure doubled, Adele.
      Well, it is in this case, anyway.


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