Morpheus on… Trump

The word “trump” has a NUMBER of meanings – some less salubrious than others…

The more well-known meaning is to TRIUMPH.

But the ORIGINAL meaning was to DECEIVE – from which came; to put forward unscrupulously.

And in the north of England, the word has long been slang for FART!

Sorry, Donald voters – sometimes the truth HURTS.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cy Quick on August 31, 2015 at 5:19 am

    As a York citizen from birth to 18 years I am familiar with the relatively polite word ‘trump’ but I always thought that ‘fart’ was crude. My father (1896-1985) used another term. He once came into the living room (at the house where we were put on disk for Down Your Way) and his happy expression fell into disappointment as if insulted. “HAVE YOU BLOWN OFF?!” he demanded to know. (I had actually.) He didn’t really need to ask. I could not tell a lie and freely admitted it. Well there would be no point in denying it really…

  2. Posted by Vincent on September 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I remember a gag Dudley Moore did, concerning a cinema called the Roxy – the letter “R” had fallen off the marquee in a high wind – and he noted how “R”s often blow off…

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