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Word Nerd: Scrooge

In 1843 a character named Ebenezer Scrooge first appeared in a rather charming tome titled "A Christmas Carol" by one Charles Dickens, and ever since the word scrooge has been used to describe persons who possess a dismal, greedy, and downright bah-humbug disposition. Naturally, Ebenezer Scrooge mended his ways and attitude (it being Christmas, after all),… Continue reading Word Nerd: Scrooge