Muggles

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Wed May 14 16:52:55 EDT 2003


Anna
> It has several meanings, but I think the one your Mum was using
> was the slang term "A fool, a simpleton, a 'juggins'. To talk muggins, to
> say silly foolish things."

I think both 'muggins' and 'mug' suggest something a little more precise
than 'fool' or 'simpleton' - namely someone who is easily taken advantage of
by others. That's how I've always understood it, and it seems to fit in with
Ven's mother's usage too.

Charlie

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