It’s a bunch of humbo jumboPosted: December 16, 2019 Filed under: WORD BLENDS | Tags: expressions, humbug, humor, language, malaphor, mumbo jumbo, Trump, words Leave a comment
Someone was referring to the Repbulicans’ defense in the Trump impeachment hearings. This is a nice word blend of “humbug” (deceptive or false talk) and “mumbo jumbo” (intended to cause confusion). Both expressions refer to misleading someone. Maybe it’s a new expression, meaning deceptive talk meant to confuse? A big thanks to John Kooser who overheard this one.