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Meaning of "muggle"

Postby Kay » Wed 24 Jun 2015 10:40 GMT

Apparently there was a widespread belief in 13th century Scotland that Englishmen had tails. And the tail was called a "muggle". Hands up if you thought it was a non-magical person in the 'Harry Potter' series.

https://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Muggle
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Re: Meaning of "muggle"

Postby DavidH » Wed 24 Jun 2015 11:59 GMT

We had a very good friend, who was an electrician, who never seemed to quite find the right word. He would often say that he had 'got in right muggle' over something. As far as we know he wasn't related to Mrs Malaprop but was probably on nodding terms. His favourite brandy was Remy Martell and he once looked up at the spotlights on our cinema canopy and said 'what you need up there is some gelignite' he meant gelatin, of course, the coloured transparent sheets. We loved him dearly, even though it was often hard to keep a straight face. :lol:
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