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Bah Humbug! Are You A Scrooge Looking For That Life Changing Moment?
2012-12-19 05:43:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most iconic lines of Christmas is "Bah, humbug!" uttered by Ebenezer Scrooge, the famous miser in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A new study on life changing experiences from Brigham Young University has given Dickens high marks for his portrayal of Scrooge's rapid switch from curmudgeon to saint. BYU psychology professor Sam Hardy and former graduate student Jon Skalski performed an in-depth study of 14...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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