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    « Collinsville municipal primary | Main | Trying to make sense of political thought »

    February 18, 2005


    Dean Esmay

    Is it kerfuffle or kerfluffle? I'm never sure. It seems a good way to describe a cross-blog debate where people aren't exactly angry with each other and are discussing something interesting but not hugely earth-shattering. Arguing the merits of an ex-President's post-Presidential career seems to fit that.


    It's totally driven by James Taranto of OpinionJournal's "Best of the Web," who's made it a crusade of sorts to popularize the word.


    I think Dean is correct, it is kerfuffle. We always heard it pronounced kerfluffle.

    Tim Worstallt

    Well, my dictionary says it is originally Scots Gaelic and means commotion, agitation, and should more correctly be spelt carfuffle or curfuffle...the confusion arising out of the fact that Gaelic spellings do not transliterate into English, thus allowing different yet still correct spellings.
    There, my piece of trivia for a Saturday afternoon.

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