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Thursday word: gobemouche

gobemouche (GOHB-moosh, GO-beh-mush) - n., a credulous person, one who believes everything he or she hears.


Literally, in French, "swallow a fly" -- a person standing with mouth wide open so that a bug flies in. A gobemouche will swallow anything you tell him. Or, possibly, buy this share in the Brooklyn Bridge that I need to get rid of.

What kind of gobemouche would think that we can tow icebergs from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara Desert for irrigation?

---L.
Tags: french, g, noun
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