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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:02 PM

 

Undecided, middle-of-road voters called 'mug wumps' in late 19th century

Read this in a girl's book written in the period. It was one of my mom's (b 1913) books she had as a kid.

I read it when I was in grade school in the 40s and thought that was a very funny word.
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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 08:05 PM

1. As well as future members of the Mamas & the Papas and the Lovin' Spoonful!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mugwumps_(band)
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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 09:09 PM

2. The mugwump is a curious creature

 

It sits with its mug on one side of the fence and its wump on the other.
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Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:24 PM

3. Book is Emmylou Her Book and her Heart

 

Some short interesting reviews at webpage Goodreads

Most of info about content there I had forgotten,
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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sat Feb 29, 2020, 10:28 PM

4. Interesting. I've only encountered the word

 

in the writings of William S. Burroughs.

These creatures secrete an addicting fluid from their erect penises which prolongs life by slowing metabolism. . . . Addicts of Mugwump fluid are known as Reptiles. A number of these flow over chairs with their flexible bones and black-pink flesh. A fan of green cartilage covered with hollow, erectile hairs through which the Reptiles absorb the fluid sprouts from behind each ear. The fans, which move from time to time touched by invisible currents, serve also some form of communication known only to the Reptiles.
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