Friday, July 9, 2010
Gumps Like Us
To hell with Forrest Gump, and the box of chocolates he rode in on.
Maw was a-talkin' the other day about the old-timers using the term "gump" in place of idjit. According to Dictionary.com, the word had its start in the early 1800s, of unknown origin.
Unbeknownst to me, "The Gumps," featuring Andy Gump, was a popular syndicated comic strip that started running in 1917 by cartoonist, Sydney Smith.
Even a gump like me can still learn something knew every day.