It’s Christmas Day and I want to spend time with my family, but staying true to my writing challenge, I will still provide a blog for you today – but it will be a short one. I thought I would find out a little bit about the term Bah Humbug. This is the character Ebenezer Scrooge’s famous catchphrase in Charles Dickens A Christmas carol, as mentioned on Wikipedia. Scrooge’s meaning of this was to declare Christmas a fraud.
Wikipedia define the word humbug as an old term meaning ‘hoax‘ or ‘jest’. When used as an exclamation is can also mean ‘nonsense’, but when used as a noun it means an ‘imposter’. The word was apparently used as student slang as far back as 1791. Humbug is also a type of candy according to Wikipedia.
A recent and related story about the phrase Bah Humbug is on Daily Mail online, where a poor postman was stripped of his santa suit by the U.S. Postal Service for not following the dress code. He’d been dressing up for years as well. Enjoy!
Have a great day everyone.
- Ebenezer Scrooge – What About Him? (fkeh75.wordpress.com)
- Bah humbug! (slapioneer.wordpress.com)
- Bah Humbug! (davidscommonplacebook.wordpress.com)