In Search of the Mufugbens

The three mufugbens are, mufugbena, mufugbeneity and mufugbenous. They are words; easy to understand, difficult to define. Tough challenges need genius to define them, yet others stretch beyond intellect’s reach. Mufugben’s origin, I sought to discover, almost compelled me to wish I was a genius. I rejected the wish. It could kill me with ease, faster than sound’s speed. I have for decades heeded the advice, “Avoid taking on loads that can make me pass wind.” Well, pushing out gentle breezes I don’t mind but storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes I loathe. He or she without sin cast the first stone. I am waiting. Continue reading

Mufugbenous and Mufugbeneity: What Do They Mean?

 

Since January 2021, friends, acquaintances and even strangers overwhelmed me with questions about a couple of words I often use. I was unaware words can be so intriguing. Remarked in my speech and writing, the words creating unexpected curiosity are “Mufugbenous” and “Mufugbeneity.” Mufugbenous defined is the… let us leave it at that. I can offer proper definitions, but the undue accompanying accusations have deterred me. Words in use are right or wrong, apt or inaccurate, I agree. Accusing me of wreaking mischief or being cryptic or intending to confuse is neither an entreaty nor demand; I reject the accusations with prejudice. Mufugbenous and mufugbeneity have meanings and communicate with clarity. Beyond Internet search engines, unfamiliar but simple words have meaning and currency. Everyone should know that, they must!

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