Here there be monsters (socratic) wrote,
Here there be monsters
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A pressing etymological question

What exactly is a humbug and where does the word descend from? I mean does it just combine insects and humming? I ask because I'm thinking about one of the greatest literary heroes of our time, Ebenezer Scrooge (before the fascist ghosts beat him into submission and communist style sharing of his wealth), says it and I'm not sure what it means.

Anyone wanna guess whether I'm bored or anxious waiting for my birthday and my grades? I'll give you a hint. Yes. I am. Both.
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