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Mulct Ive been spending too much time in the garden: my mind keeps trying to insist this word is said as mulch . No, the c is hard, like the effect on the person being mulcted. It derives from classical Latin, in which multa or mulcta meant a fine ...
[ Read the whole piece ] Eggy Im not so sure that Wodehouse could be an influence. The only example of the word I can find in his books is a character called Eggy
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