Tuesday, July 04, 2006


noun. Umbrage is being taken; someone may be chagrinned.

Related terms: harumphitude, harumphage.

Real citation: "It amuses me, though it occasionally frightens me as well, that the legions of so-called conservatives in this country read "The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States" to mean that so long as we get our war on, the president can do fuck-all what he pleases, which is precisely the sort of "strict constructionism" (as the black-is-white phraseology goes) and respect for "original intent" that makes conservativism such a respected and respectable ideology, firmly rooted as it is in the healthy soil of Nixonian harumphery."
(IOZ, "Sign on the Dotted Line," March 24, 2006, http://whoisioz.blogspot.com/2006/03/sign-on-dotted-line.html)

Made-up citation: "Studies show that harumphery and fatty deposits both expand as we age."

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