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Fun Fact January 13, 2021.

12 January 2021

Weird word Wednesday today hopefully won’t cause a kerfuffle.  Kerfuffle is a noun and has been in use since the early 1800s. There are two ideas as to how it came into English. It probably came from either Scottish Gaelic or from Celtic Irish, the languages that were used historically in Scotland and Ireland.  Since it’s a noun it means it’s a person, place or thing.  Well, it’s not a person.  You can’t travel to kerfuffle so it’s not a place, but you could have a kerfuffle with a someone if you disagree with them, like directions.  It means to make a fuss or a bother and make quite a bit of noise while doing it.  If you have a kerfuffle it can spawn or turn into a hullabaloo and vice versa.  Let’s hope you don’t have either anytime soon, or ever.     

Fun Fact January 13, 2021.