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3 thoughts on “What to read if you want the facts

  1. Trump is proud of his Scottish heritage on his mothers side, as well as his environmentally destructive golf courses there. It is therefore ironic that the etymology of “trumpery” is from the Scots language “trumperie”, which also includes the primary meanings deceit, trickery, or wrongdoing. No wonder the Scots people rightfully disdain him.



  2. Did you miss this?

    Did You Know?
    Trumpery derives from the Middle English trompery and ultimately from the Middle French tromper, meaning “to deceive.” (You can see the meaning of this root reflected in the French phrase trompe-l’oeil-literally, “deceives the eye”-which in English refers to a style of painting with photographically realistic detail.) Trumpery first appeared in English in the mid-15th century with the meanings “deceit or fraud” (a sense that is now obsolete) and “worthless nonsense.” Less than 100 years later, it was being applied to material objects of little or no value. The verb phrase trump up means “to concoct with the intent to deceive,” but there is most likely no etymological connection between this phrase and trumpery.


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