Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 10:28:47 -0800

From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM

Subject: bamboozle

Leonard Schiefer asks:

Can someone tell me where the word "bamboozled" comes from?

Well, Am.Her.Dict. saith: "Probably a cant variant of _bumbazzle_,

from _bombace_, padding, BOMBAST."

As Dad used to say, "Now do you know more than you did?"

Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\* DASher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]