Charles Butler hannibal at
Thu May 15 03:48:04 EDT 2003

> Kathleen.
> My father (Australian) uses muggins in another way - "And who has to do
> Muggins here, that's who," or "And they got muggins to...", in which
> "muggins" refers to himself.

Come to think of it, I think I've only ever heard muggins used this way - of
oneself and in the third person. Ven's examples fit that pattern too.
Perhaps people who feel habitually put upon are prone to this kind of
self-dramatization? I seem to remember Eeyore went in for it quite a lot.


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