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Word of the Week: Kerfuffle

By Matthew Smith, Reporter

A kerfuffle is a fuss that stems from conflicting views. Most people don’t know the meaning of this word due to it being a British word. The word originated from the Scottish word car which means twist. The other root of the word is fuffle which means to disorder. This word wasn’t used much in the past, but recently it has gained quite a lot of popularity. Although we don’t use the word much in the United States, it doesn’t mean it’s any less interesting.

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