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Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:35 PM

Trumpery is a thing!

trump·er·y
ˈtrəmp ( ə )rē/
archaic

noun
1.
attractive articles of little value or use.

adjective
1.
showy but worthless.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=trumpery


and from Merriam-Webster:

Trumpery derives from the Middle English trompery and ultimately from the Middle French tromper, meaning "to deceive."


Isn't language wonderful?

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:38 PM

1. I do love me some linguistics!

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Response to MoonRiver (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:43 PM

2. Right?

How did I not know this?

Reaching back for his old German family name to use regularly was clumsy for me. And this is so direct!

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 7, 2016, 02:49 PM

3. Wasn't that name Droompf?

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