“When my 9-year old nephew asked his parents what a kerfuffle was, they said, ‘It’s like a brouhaha.’ My nephew followed up, ‘What’s a brouhaha?’ And his parents, in a move no lexicographer would endorse, responded, ‘It’s a kerfuffle.'”

On the evolution of kerfuffle, on the Lingua Franca blog. (And really, can you get two better words than “brouhaha” and “kerfuffle”?  I think not. Aren’t they just fun to say? I love them both.)

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